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> Any API that AWS ES exposes has to be there forever, clearly pending_tasks had some risk of leaking internal implementation details that either couldn't be exposed, or that they didn't want customers building a dependency on.

If this is a reality of using cloud based ES then clearly it's something to seriously consider before using it - which is all the author is saying. The article is titled 'things to consider' not 'things AWS needs to fix'.

ES is big complex beast of a Java app. This is good advice regardless from someone who has used both approaches (self hosted vs AWS) in production.

I did not get the impress that he's saying that AWS can resolve this easily.

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