This is the very first Elasticsearch Boston meeting, so we'll just get started with sharing how two local companies have been using Elasticsearch so far in production. One of the companies (Traackr) just started using it, the other (Sonian) has been running on it for over a year and a half. This will hopefully give newcomers an idea of what it's like to work with Elasticsearch and what it can really do; for experienced folks, we'd love to compare notes. After this, the group will help decide what upcoming meetups should look like. So come over, kick back and hang with us. Food and refreshments will be provided.
George Stathis, VP Engineering @ Traackr will present:
Elasticsearch Powering "PeopleSearch"
Traackr's A-List enables customers to find the influencers most relevant to their business and engage them to help promote their products. By tracking, storing and indexing influencers' online content, Traackr is able to combine social media and web metrics with full-text search and offer customers a list of people that goes beyond mere online popularity: the people are actually relevant. Big data NoSQL solutions are great but only a search engine can truly deliver these types of answers. Luckily, Elasticsearch is a search engine that can handle big data! But how does Traackr go from searching content (i.e. posts) to answering people? Come and find out.
Igor Motov, Principal Software Engineer @ Sonian Inc. will present:
Sonian Inc. is using elasticasearch to search through billions of records in tens of thousands of indices with entire infrastructure running "in the cloud". In this talk we will give a brief overview of the infrastructure and plugins that help Sonian to scale. We will also share some of the best practices that we follow and lessons that we have learned in the last year and a half.