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Amazon adds Elasticsearch service to GovCloud region

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region.

Already available in US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate and scale Elasticsearch clusters in the AWS cloud.

First released in 2010, Elasticsearch is an open-source, distributed search and analytics engine built on Apache Lucene. It is commonly used for log analytics, full-text search and operational intelligence and can be used for near-real time analytics using large volumes of log data. It also offers REST-based application programming interfaces, a simple HTTP interface and schema-free JSON documents that make it easy to index, search and query data.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service manages the work involved in setting up an Elasticsearch cluster in the cloud with compute and storage resources -- from provisioning infrastructure to installing the Elasticsearch software. Once the domain is running, Amazon Elasticsearch Service automates common administrative tasks, such as performing backups, monitoring instances and patching software, the company said.

More information on Amazon Elasticsearch Service is available here.

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