Organizations today are expanding their digital footprints quickly, which means more data is coming in faster than ever. The challenge, of course, is making sense of all of this information in real-time, especially when it’s generated by disparate sources – IoT devices, web applications, third-party services, and more. Without the right data architecture in place, IT teams miss important insights and make uninformed decisions.

Companies need flexible and scalable data management solutions for making sense of their data, no matter where it comes from, how fast it’s generated, or what form it’s in. That’s where services like OpenSearch come in. OpenSearch is an open-source tool that empowers users with robust search and analytics capabilities. Due to its open-source nature, OpenSearch is fully customizable, allowing users to configure the tool for a wide range of use cases, including:

  • Full-text search
  • Log analytics
  • Trace analytics
  • Event analytics
  • Index management

The OpenSearch Advantage

OpenSearch is also useful for identifying anomalies and unusual patterns in data. Companies leverage OpenSearch to discover performance problems and application vulnerabilities. OpenSearch can send automatic alerts based on specific metrics so that teams can respond quickly to potential issues.

What’s more, OpenSearch comes with intuitive dashboards and visualization tools. These features are crucial for studying trends and sharing findings with stakeholders throughout the organization. Data teams that can uncover aberrations early are able to respond and capitalize before their competitors do.

In today’s fast-paced global economy, platforms like OpenSearch accelerate and enhance decision-making without forcing companies to add significant overhead. In other words, OpenSearch makes existing data teams more innovative and more productive with their data as it’s created.

With all that being said, it can still be hard to use OpenSearch to its full potential. The platform is most valuable when it’s incorporated into a broader cloud ecosystem, like AWS. That way, organizations can extend their data further to optimize performance on many fronts.

Companies can gain comprehensive visibility into applications and infrastructure of any size. They can implement rapid threat detection and robust incident management. Developers can also build applications that deliver personalized search experiences to end users, allowing them to find what they need quickly. The possibilities with OpenSearch on the cloud are vast and invaluable.

For those with limited cloud experience, ClearScale is here to help.

Implement OpenSearch with ClearScale and AWS

At ClearScale, we deliver cloud data solutions on AWS that move the needle for our clients. We’ve earned 11 AWS competencies, including the Data & Analytics competency. Furthermore, we have expertise in designing complex AI/ML and IoT solutions on AWS. Our clients trust us to build and implement high-performing architectures that accomplish their IT goals, including those that involve OpenSearch.

The Amazon OpenSearch Service provides access to OpenSearch, support for nearly 20 versions of Elasticsearch, and visualization tools on top of OpenSearch Dashboards and Kibana. With Amazon OpenSearch Service, thousands of companies are analyzing, monitoring, and searching massive volumes of data with ease.

In fact, we use Amazon OpenSearch Service with projects centered around logging and monitoring. For example, in one of our prior engagements, we worked with a one-stop cryptocurrency trading shop that needed help implementing a new logging solution. The company wanted to upgrade from a legacy Splunk deployment that couldn’t scale well and was under-optimized for availability and fault tolerance.

Our engineers used the Amazon OpenSearch Service, plus a collection of parsing technologies, to simplify our client’s process for handling log data. With our support, the business was able to move away from a licensing-based monitoring solution to one with pay-as-you-go AWS pricing for OpenSearch clusters. The new solution also takes advantage of AWS-managed services so that cloud engineers spend less time dealing with servers.

If you’re in need of a better logging or monitoring solution, or you want to add a real-time search capability for your data, let us know. We’d love to help you design the ideal solution on AWS using Amazon OpenSearch Service.

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