Open Distro for Elasticsearch Documentation
This site contains the technical documentation for Open Distro for Elasticsearch, the community-driven, 100% open source distribution of Elasticsearch with advanced security, alerting, SQL support, automated index management, deep performance analysis, and more.
Why use Open Distro for Elasticsearch?
Open Distro for Elasticsearch is well-suited to the following use cases:
- Log analytics
- Real-time application monitoring
- Clickstream analytics
- Search backend
Open Distro for Elasticsearch combines the OSS distributions of Elasticsearch and Kibana with a large number of open source plugins. These plugins fill important feature gaps in the OSS distributions.
|Elasticsearch||Data store and search engine|
|Kibana||Search frontend and visualizations|
|Security||Authentication and access control for your cluster|
|Alerting||Receive notifications when your data meets certain conditions|
|SQL||Use SQL or a piped processing language to query your data|
|Index State Management||Automate index operations|
|KNN||Find “nearest neighbors” in your vector data|
|Performance Analyzer||Monitor and optimize your cluster|
|Anomaly Detection||Identify atypical data and receive automatic notifications|
You can install Elasticsearch plugins individually on existing OSS clusters or use the all-in-one packages for new clusters. Most of these Elasticsearch plugins have corresponding Kibana plugins that provide a convenient, unified user interface.
- Install and start Docker Desktop.
Run the following commands:
docker pull amazon/opendistro-for-elasticsearch:1.12.0 docker run -p 9200:9200 -p 9600:9600 -e "discovery.type=single-node" amazon/opendistro-for-elasticsearch:1.12.0
In a new terminal session, run:
curl -XGET --insecure https://localhost:9200 -u admin:admin
To learn more, see Install.
If you want to modify the Open Distro for Elasticsearch code and build from source, instructions are in
kibana/README.md of the opendistro-build repository. Likewise, you can find build instructions for the various plugins in their individual repositories. If your changes could benefit others, please consider submitting a pull request.
The project welcomes GitHub issues, bug fixes, features, plugins, documentation—anything at all. To get involved, see Contribute on the Open Distro for Elasticsearch website.