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Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.12.0 is now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.12.0. New features in this release include Kibana reports, Gantt chart visualizations, rollups in index management, and support for Hamming distance in k-NN. You can grab a copy from our new Getting Started & Downloads page.

Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.12.0 includes version 7.10 of open source Elasticsearch and Kibana, plus Apache 2.0-licensed plugins that provide alerting, anomaly detection, index management, performance analysis, security, SQL, k-NN, and more. Other components, including ODBC and JDBC drivers, a command line SQL client, and a command line performance visualization tool (“PerfTop”) are also available to download.

Release Highlights

  • You can now share reports in PDF, CSV, and PNG format with Kibana Reports. You can schedule or immediately generate reports from the Dashboard, Visualize, and Discover panels.
  • We introduced a new visualization in Kibana that provides you with an ability to embed Gantt charts into dashboards to enable visualization of events, steps and tasks as horizontal bars.
  • As time-series data grows to considerable sizes over time, it can slow down your aggregations, and incur a substantial storage cost. Also, the usefulness of high granularity data reduces with time. Rollups lets you summarize the data and helps you preserve useful aggregations that can be leveraged for analytics while drastically reducing storage costs.
  • Hamming distance can now be used as a distance metric for similarity search. Hamming distance measures similarity by comparing two binary data strings and is commonly used in image retrieval, fraud detection, and recognizing duplicate webpages.

See the release notes for a complete list of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Download the latest packages

You can find Docker Hub images Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.12.0 and Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana 1.12.0 on Docker Hub. Make sure your compose file specifies 1.12.0 or uses the “latest” tag. If you’re using RPMs or DEBs, see our documentation on how to install Open Distro for Elasticsearch with RPMs and Debian packages. A tarball is also available for testing and other applications. A Windows package supporting version 1.12.0 enables users to install Elasticsearch and Kibana on Windows. If you’re using Kubernetes, check out the Helm chart to install Open Distro for Elasticsearch.You can find Open Distro for Elasticsearch security, alerting notification and job scheduler artifacts on Maven Central. You can download the latest versions of Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s PerfTop client on, Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s latest SQL CLI client on PyPi. SQL drivers supporting ODBC and JDBC are also available.

Join the community!

If you aren’t yet participating in the Open Distro for Elasticsearch community we would love to have you onboard. A few ways to participate:

If you’re already part of our community of users and contributors, a hearty ‘thank you’ from the entire team goes to you. We’re glad you’ve joined us on this journey and we deeply hope that this release solves a few problems and delights you along the way.

About the Authors

Viraj Phanse is a product management leader at Amazon Web Services for Analytics/Search Services. You can find him on GitHub or Twitter @vrphanse

Kyle Davis is the developer advocate dedicated to Open Distro for Elasticsearch. You can find him on Github or Twitter @stockholmux.