OpenSearch was created by the community for the community to continue to keep an open-source alternative to ElasticSearch and Kibana. The project has been hard at work for the last 1.5 years building, launching and iterating on this important initiative. Some remarkable milestones have been achieved, including over 5,800 stars on GitHub with 19 different community-led projects.
Eli Fisher (lead product manager for open source OpenSearch) also pointed out OpenSearch is in the top 5 search engines for DB engine rankings (DB-Engines Ranking – popularity ranking of search engines).
As one of the main contributors and founders of the project, we were thrilled to have been included in the OpenSearchCon (OpenSearchCon 2022 – Splash (splashthat.com)) keynote. I spoke for 15 minutes about how the project has had an impact on our business here at Logz.io.
We have made several contributions to the project, and we are most excited about the vision of unified observability in OpenSearch. It would also be wonderful to see OpenSearch move from an AWS-led project into a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project when it makes sense for the team. I appreciate being included in the event, and we are eagerly awaiting taking an active role in the event for 2023, where I am sure the attendance will be twice the size.
The event took place on the 21st of September 2022 where over 250 avid OpenSearch fans and contributors gathered in Seattle at Fremont Studios. Yes, it was a real studio:
The event content was wide-ranging from how the project operates, the internals of OpenSearch and Lucene, machine learning, observability, and site search. Some of my personal favorites:
Thanks to all the speakers and these great talks, I really enjoyed all of these.
The project is continually looking for additional contributors and collaborators. You can use the Forums for questions, and please join the meetup group to get the latest weekly meetings at the OpenSearch Meetup page .
Keeping up with the project is easy, as you can also see what’s coming up next in 3.0 and beyond in the public roadmap OpenSearch Project Roadmap (github.com).
I hope to see more of you all at the conference next year!