Elastic announced has settled a dispute with Amazon over trademark infringement of the term " Elasticsearc" trademark infringement lawsuit with Amazon. In accordance with the resolution, Amazon has begun removing the term Elasticsearch from various pages of its website and from the names of its services and related items. Now, the only Elasticsearch service available on AWS and AWS Marketplace is Elastic Cloud.
In January 2021, Elastic announced change Elasticsearch and Kibana Open Source License Agreement; because they believe that customers are being misled by Amazon’s offering of Amazon Elasticsearch and that Amazon is abusing the open source license and profiting from the project. And within days of the Elastic license change, AWS announced the creation of a “truly” open source Elasticsearch branch; the launch of the OpenSearch project, forked from the open source branches of Elasticsearch and Kibana.
In July of the same year, Elastic modified the authentication logic for Elasticsearch Python clients connecting to Elasticsearch; to restrict Elasticsearch clients from connecting to OpenSearch. Amazon has since then renamed Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Amazon OpenSearch Service.
Now, Shay Banon, founder and CTO of Elastic, says, “Elastic and Amazon have reached a mutually agreeable resolution to the trademark infringement lawsuit. We think this is an important step in eliminating confusion in the marketplace because there is only one Elasticsearch, and it’s only from Elastic. Elasticsearch, you can be sure to get the best experience possible because you benefit from the people who have been developing and innovating the product for over 12 years.”
With this matter turned over, Elastic for its part will continue to focus on working with Amazon for the benefit of shared customers using Elastic on AWS. In addition, Elastic Cloud has been certified as an AWS ISV Workload Migration Program to support customers migrating to Elastic Cloud on AWS. As a certified Workload Migration Program partner, Elastic simplifies the migration process with onboarding guidance and migration resources.
“These are just a few of the ways that Elastic and AWS are working together to make using Elasticsearch as a service on AWS the best experience for our mutual customers. We are excited about the future and look forward to our continued collaboration.”