Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2 is now availableby: Kyle Davis · on:
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 includes the Apache 2.0-licensed Elasticsearch and Kibana 7.10.2 as well as functionality for alerting, anomaly detection, performance analysis, security, SQL/PPL, k-NN and more. You can get started by visiting our Getting Started & Downloads page.
When you build increasingly complex, distributed applications that span multiple microservices and machines, a single operation from a user can set off a sequence of activity across this complex system. When everything is going well, this creates a robust, scalable application, however when your system is operating unexpectedly, the complexity makes for a challenging diagnosis. The challenge can be met by recording data on each operation as it moves through the service invocations, this data is known as a ‘trace’.
Trace Analytics is a Kibana plugin that provides you with visualizations of each individual trace execution across service invocations. It aggregates trace data into trace group and service map views, enabling you to monitor insights of your application performance on trace data. This enables you to troubleshoot performance and availability issues in your distributed applications, giving end-to-end insights not possible with traditional methods of analyzing logs and metrics from each component and service separately.
Trace Analytics supports OpenTelemetry, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation project which provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics, enabling you to leverage Trace Analytics without having to re-instrument your applications. Data Prepper, a beta component of Open Distro for Elasticsearch, converts trace information from a variety of application libraries and SDK’s into data directly usable with the Trace Analytics plugin. Previously available as an experimental plugin, Trace Analytics is now a generally available component of Open Distro for Elasticsearch.
This version also resolves several related issues regarding
field_caps interception logic in index management for remote cluster indices. Among other issues, this prevented the creation of time-based index patterns in multi-cluster architectures (#418) as well as issues directly with the
You can find the complete release notes for 1.13.2 on GitHub.
Download the latest packages
- You can find Docker Hub images Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2 and Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana 1.13.2 on Docker Hub. Make sure your compose file specifies 1.13.2 or uses the “latest” tag.
- If you’re using an RPM or DEB based package manager, 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 1.13.2 enables installation of Elasticsearch and Kibana on Windows.
- Kubernetes users should 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.
- The latest versions of Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s PerfTop client on npm.org, and our 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:
- Ask questions and share your knowledge with other community members on the Open Distro discussion forums.
- Attend our bi-weekly online community meetup to learn more about Elasticsearch, security, performance, machine learning and more.
- File an issue, request an enhancement, or suggest a plugin at github.com/opendistro-for-elasticsearch.
- Contribute code, tests, documentation, and release packages at github.com/opendistro-for-elasticsearch.
- Track upcoming features in the Open Distro for Elasticsearch roadmap.
- Showcase how you’re using Open Distro for Elasticsearch on our blog. Reach out to @stockholmux and @vrphanse on Twitter to discuss collaborating on a blog post or article.
If you’re already part of our community of users and contributors, a hearty ‘thank you’ from the entire team goes to you. Special thanks to @mdiver, @yardenshoham, and @timricese for their contributions to Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.13.2
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 Author
Kyle Davis is the developer advocate dedicated to Open Distro for Elasticsearch. You can find him on Github or Twitter @stockholmux.