OpenSearch (software)

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OpenSearch
Developer(s)Amazon Web Services
Initial release12 April 2021; 21 months ago (2021-04-12)
Repositorygithub.com/opensearch-project/opensearch
Written inJava
TypeSearch Engine
LicenseApache License 2.0
Websitewww.opensearch.org
OpenSearch Dashboards
Developer(s)Amazon Web Services
Initial release12 April 2021; 21 months ago (2021-04-12)
Repositorygithub.com/opensearch-project/opensearch-dashboards
Written inTypeScript, JavaScript
TypeSearch Engine
LicenseApache License 2.0
Websitewww.opensearch.org

OpenSearch is a family of software consisting of a search engine (also named OpenSearch), and OpenSearch Dashboards, a data visualization dashboard for that search engine.[1] The software started in 2021 as a fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana, with development led by Amazon Web Services.[2][3][1][4][5]

History[edit]

The project was created after Elastic NV changed the license of new versions of this software away from the open-source Apache License in favour of the Server Side Public License (SSPL).[6][7][3][1] Amazon intends to build an open community with many stakeholders.[1] (Currently only Amazon Web Services has maintainership status and write access to the source code repositories, though they invite pull requests from anyone.)[2] Other companies such as Logz.io, CrateDB, Red Hat and others have also announced an interest in building or joining a community to continue using and maintaining this open-source software.[7][8][3][9]

OpenSearch[edit]

OpenSearch is a Lucene-based search engine that started as a fork of version 7.10.2 of the Elasticsearch service.[3][1] It has Elastic NV trademarks and telemetry removed. It is licensed under the Apache License, version 2,[1] without a Contributor License Agreement. The maintainers have made a commitment to remain completely compatible with Elasticsearch in its initial versions.[1]

OpenSearch Dashboards[edit]

OpenSearch Dashboards started as a fork of version 7.10.2 of Elastic's Kibana software, and is also under the Apache License, version 2.[3][1][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Christina Cardoza (April 13, 2021). "Amazon announces OpenSearch, an open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana". Software Development Times. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  2. ^ a b "Introducing OpenSearch". Amazon Web Services. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e Tim Anderson (13 Apr 2021). "You know what? Fork this: AWS renames its take on Elasticsearch to OpenSearch following trademark fight". The Register. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  4. ^ "Amazon Forks Elasticsearch Rebranding It as OpenSearch". InfoQ. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  5. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven (April 13, 2021). "OpenSearch: AWS rolls out its open source Elasticsearch fork". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  6. ^ Banon, Shay. "Doubling down on open, Part II". Elastic. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  7. ^ a b Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. "Elastic changes open-source license to monetize cloud-service use". ZDNet. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. ^ "CrateDB Doubling Down on Permissive Licensing and the Elasticsearch Lockdown". CrateDB. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Amazon Announces OpenSearch". www.i-programmer.info. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  10. ^ "OpenSearch - Amazon forks Elasticsearch and the divergence begins". OpenSource Connections. 2021-04-14. Retrieved 2021-06-30.

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