OpenSearch Service

Updated: 2023-09-01
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OpenSearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy to deploy, secure

Amazon OpenSearch Service is an open source, distributed search and analytics suite based on Elasticsearch.

OpenSearch Service Flow

You can load streaming data from the following sources using AWS Lambda event handlers:

  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Data Firehose
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS IoT

Exposes three Elasticsearch logs through CloudWatch Logs:

  • error logs.
  • search slow logs – These logs help fine tune the performance of any kind of search operation on Elasticsearch.
  • index slow logs – These logs provide insights into the indexing process and can be used to fine-tune the index setup.
  • Indexing
  • Before you can search data, you must index it. Indexing is the method by which search engines organize data for fast retrieval.
  • the basic unit of data is a JSON document.
  • Within an index, Elasticsearch organizes documents into types (arbitrary data categories that you define) and identifies them using a unique ID.


Current price

  • Has free tier.
  • You pay for each hour of use of an EC2 instance and for the cumulative size of any EBS storage volumes attached to your instances.
  • You can use Reserved Instances to reduce long term cost on your EC2 instances.

Use Cases

Type: Analytics

Same type services: Athena, EMR, Redshift, Kinesis, Elasti­csearch Service, Quicksight

  • Log Analytics
  • Real-Time Application Monitoring
  • Security Analytics
  • Full Text Search
  • Clickstream Analytics


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