While we cannot predict what the decision of Opster and Elastic is going to be, we understand that this move can raise uncertainty in the OpenSearch community when it comes to running OpenSearch on K8s. To ensure continuity in operations and ensure no interruptions to your services occur, we decided to fork and maintain the Operator code.
Eliatra will Maintain the OpenSearch Operator
Eliatra is an official partner of OpenSearch. We work together with the OpenSearch team and contribute to the OpenSearch security plugin. We have also gathered a lot of knowledge and expertise on how to run OpenSearch (and Elasticsearch, for that matter) on K8s at scale over the years. We have published and maintained Helm Charts for OpenSearch and the Eliatra Suite. So it seemed a natural fit for us to step in and take responsibility for the Operator code. We have forked the code and will continue to publish it under Apache2 license.
You can access the project on GitHub and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns on the forum.