[openstack-dev] [Searchlight] PTL Non-candidacy

Tripp, Travis S travis.tripp at hpe.com
Tue Sep 13 05:00:28 UTC 2016

Hi everybody,

After an amazing ride that I believe has created a solid platform for a rich and interactive search experience in OpenStack, I wanted to let everybody know that I will not be nominating myself to be the Searchlight PTL for the Ocata cycle. I will continue as a core reviewer and will support whoever is the next PTL. 

After 4 release cycles of solid and rapid development (Kilo, Liberty, Mitaka, & Newton) we will be applying the 1.0 release tag in a few weeks. This marks a significant achievement for this project, because we took a very conservative approach to release numbering and waited to move past the 0.x release tag until we felt like the project was ready for deployers to start using it. We’ve achieved that milestone with the Newton release.

With 1.0, Searchlight now provides:

* Unified search and aggregation queries across:
   * Nova instances, flavors, hypervisors, & server groups
   * Glance images, snapshots, metadefs
   * Cinder volumes, snapshots
   * Neutron networks, ports, subnets, routers, security groups, & floating IPs
   * Designate (DNS) Zones, recordsets
   * Swift container and object search (Experimental)
* A horizon search panel (plugin)
* A CLI via an OpenStack client plugin
* Strong deployment management support via documentation and the CLI
   * Including zero downtime re-indexing and migration support

This is all incredibly powerful and really changes the way you interact with the cloud when you really start to use it, such as through the Searchlight UI plugin for Horizon. Even so, I believe that we’ve barely started to scratch the surface of what we can do with the search and aggregation [0] [1] capabilities provided by Searchlight.

I’m really excited to see where it goes from here!


[0] http://docs.openstack.org/developer/searchlight/searchlightapi.html#aggregations
[1] For example, in a couple of hours I was able to use Searchlight to include the number of instances that an image is use by in the Horizon images table: http://imgur.com/a/l7S00

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