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If you didn’t already know from our previous update in response to Elastic’s license change, we are excited to announce that we’ve made the decision for future Managed ELK Stack’s to make available all of the features from AWS’s open-source offering of the Elastic Stack (also known as Open Distro).

As our platform is fully built upon open-source Apache 2.0 licensed software, ensures that our users will not have to manage escalating license fees or vendor lock-in of their data. users are free to export all of their data and configurations from any of their Stacks to S3 or Azure for long term cold storage at any point required. is one of the first companies to offer fully managed Elasticsearch SaaS as well as being one of the first providers of managed Open Distro for Elasticsearch & Kibana based on the original AWS fork of the Elastic Stack.

We are pleased to announce that from today our users can now benefit from the general availability of Open Distro for Elasticsearch via our platform for any newly created Stacks.

We welcome all of our existing users and new visitors to trial our new features including all of the below (with additional features to be announced soon):

  • Granular, role-based access controls - places the responsibility in your hands to control the actions a staff member or external contributor can perform against your Elasticsearch clusters as well as their access to specified indexes.
  • This also includes pre-defined roles for Kibana Read Only and Dashboard Read Only, in addition to custom roles that you can manage yourself.
  • Kibana Multi-Tenancy - used to create containers that can store dashboards, visualisations & index patterns for private viewing or sharing with other members of your organisation, to allow multiple teams within an organisation to easily share the same Elasticsearch cluster.
  • Index, Document & Field Level Restrictions - Index level permissions are used to allow or disallow actions that would affect indices matching the configured index patterns. Document level permissions restrict users from being able to view documents that they are unauthorised to view, edit or share. Field level permissions stop individual fields within a dashboard from being changed by unauthorised users
  • SQL Workbench - users are now able to query data from Elasticsearch much easier (in comparison to using standard DSL) using the SQL workbench, test their findings before saving and convert SQL into its REST equivalent where required.
  • Scheduled Reports - A new reporting plugin allows users to generate PDF, CSV and PNG reports which can be set to be automatically generated on a recurring basis. The timescale in which these are sent can be further customised if you are to choose cron based scheduling for higher flexibility and control.

Additionally, if you currently have any Stacks that are located on an older version of Elasticsearch or Kibana we are more than happy to offer a free upgrade to bring your Stack inline with our latest version of Open Distro’s Elasticsearch.

If you are interested in receiving an upgrade then you’ll find everything you need to know in this article.

Want to share your feedback feel free to reach out to a member of our support team via live chat or get in touch via [email protected]

If you enjoyed this update on launching the General Availability of Open Distro 1.13 then why not check out our post on our integration for Azure event hub.

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