Open Distro for Elasticsearch 1.12.0 released

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. Here is the release blog post for more details.