Amazon’s Elasticsearch Fork ‘OpenSearch’ Reaches General Availability 1.0 Milestone

Mike Melanson’s “This Week in Programming” column shares an update on Amazon’s ongoing battle with scalable data search solution ElasticSearch:
Earlier this year, AWS completed its fork of ElasticSearch with the first release of OpenSearch. If you haven’t followed along, the whole affair was a bit of a tug of war between AWS and Elastic, with AWS eventually coming out seemingly on top. After Elastic changed the licensing on ElasticSearch in an attempt to prevent AWS from selling a service based on the then-open-source project, AWS forked the project to release OpenSearch under Apache 2.0, effectively preserving its open source status.

Now, OpenSearch has reached 1.0, which AWS says not only “marks the first production-ready version of OpenSearch,” but also introduces “multiple new enhancements,” such as data streams, trace analytics span filtering, report scheduling and more. The 1.0 release also involved quite a bit of code cleanup, removing proprietary code and


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What Ever Happened to IBM’s Watson?

After Watson triumphed on the gameshow Jeopardy in 2011, its star scientist had to convince IBM that it wasn’t a magic answer box, and “explained that Watson was engineered to identify word patterns and predict correct answers for the trivia game.”

The New York Times looks at what’s happened in the decade since:
Watson has not remade any industries. And it hasn’t lifted IBM’s fortunes. The company trails rivals that emerged as the leaders in cloud computing and A.I. — Amazon, Microsoft and Google. While the shares of those three have multiplied in value many times, IBM’s stock price is down more than 10 percent since Watson’s “Jeopardy!” triumph in 2011…. The company’s missteps with Watson began with its early emphasis on big and difficult initiatives intended to generate both acclaim and sizable revenue for the company, according to many of the more than a dozen current and former IBM managers


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