Open Distro for Elasticsearch

An Apache 2.0-licensed distribution of Elasticsearch enhanced with enterprise security, alerting, SQL, and more

100% open source

Providing the freedoms that make open source great: view, use, change, and distribute code, as you wish


Delivering security and advanced capabilities such as alerting, SQL, and cluster diagnostics


Providing individuals and organizations the freedom to easily contribute changes to the distribution


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Introducing OpenSearch

From the AWS Open Source Blog: Today, we are introducing the OpenSearch project, a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. We are making a long-term investment in OpenSearch to ensure users continue to...

Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2 is now available

We are delighted to release Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2 including general availability of Trace Analytics functionality. This release also resolves a bug related to several issues in index management. Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2...

Data Prepper enhancements for monitoring and horizontal scalability

We are pleased to announce a beta version (0.8.0-beta) of Data Prepper is available for download and includes enhancements for new monitoring metrics and horizontal scalability. Data Prepper receives trace data from the OpenTelemetry collector,...

Getting involved with ODFE-CLI

Open Distro for Elasticsearch Command Line Interface (ODFE-CLI) is a tool that lets you manage your Open Distro for Elasticsearch cluster from the command line and automate tasks. This CLI was designed to have one...

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Why Open Distro for Elasticsearch?

Elasticsearch has become an essential technology for log analytics and search, fueled by the freedom open source provides to developers and organizations. Our goal is to ensure that open source innovation continues to thrive by providing a fully featured, 100% open source, community-driven distribution that makes it easy for everyone to use, collaborate, and contribute.


Keep your data secure

Open Distro for Elasticsearch protects your cluster by providing a comprehensive set of advanced security features, including a number of authentication options (such as Active Directory and OpenID), encryption in-flight, fine-grained access control, detailed audit logging, advanced compliance features, and more.


Get notified automatically

Open Distro for Elasticsearch provides a powerful, easy-to-use event monitoring and alerting system, enabling you to monitor your data and send notifications automatically to your stakeholders. With an intuitive Kibana interface and powerful API, it is easy to set up and manage alerts. Build specific alert conditions using Elasticsearch's query and scripting capabilities. Alerts help teams reduce response times for operational and security events.


Query with familiar tools

Open Distro for Elasticsearch makes it easy for users who are already comfortable with SQL to interact with their Elasticsearch cluster and integrate it with other SQL-compliant systems. SQL offers more than 40 functions, data types, and commands including join support and direct export to CSV.

Performance Analyzer

Get deep diagnostic insights

Performance Analyzer provides deep visibility into system bottlenecks by allowing you to query Elasticsearch metrics alongside detailed network, disk, and operating system stats. Performance Analyzer runs independently without any performance impact even when Elasticsearch is under stress. Check out the PerfTop CLI for Performance Analyzer to dive deep into your system.

Community Driven

Open Distro for Elasticsearch is open source software and licensed under Apache 2.0.