OpenSearch Shard Optimization

Published September 2022 Optimizing OpenSearch for shard size is an important component for achieving maximum performance from your cluster. OpenSearch shards enable parallelization of data processing across both a single node and multiple OpenSearch nodes. OpenSearch automatically manages the allocation of shards within the nodes. However, choosing the number of shards needed is up to … Continue reading OpenSearch Shard Optimization

OpenSearch Terms and Definitions

Published September 2022 In this post we round up the most searched for OpenSearch terms and definitions. OpenSearch Node An OpenSearch node is a single OpenSearch process, and the minimum number of nodes for a highly available OpenSearch cluster is three.  OpenSearch Cluster An OpenSearch cluster is one or more OpenSearch nodes with the same … Continue reading OpenSearch Terms and Definitions

Vector Search for OpenSearch

Published August 2022 OpenSearch includes a plugin for vector search.  In this post, we introduce vector search and compare the different methods available. We will also point you in the right direction for example code.   For  personalized help, contact us to learn more about our OpenSearch support services. What is vector search? Here’s the … Continue reading Vector Search for OpenSearch

OpenSearch vs. Elasticsearch

Published August 2022 With OpenSearch originating as a fork from Elasticsearch, the two databases can appear to be near-identical to the unacquainted.  However, they are unique, becoming more so with each new update. Here we will discuss how the two search engines compare when it comes to security, licensing, core features, documentation, community support, dashboards, … Continue reading OpenSearch vs. Elasticsearch

What is OpenSearch?

Updated May 2022 OpenSearch is an open source search and analytics software.  It’s a community led project with Amazon Web Services (AWS) leading the development.  It was first created as a fork from Elasticsearch 7.10.2 and Kibana 7.10.2 in 2021.  The OpenSearch search engine is simply referred to as OpenSearch, and the dashboard tool is … Continue reading What is OpenSearch?