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Supercharging the Elasticsearch Percolator

We recently decided to open source our high-performance batch-percolator plugin for Elasticsearch. This article tells the story of how and why it was developed, and also gives you some insight into the scalability and performance problems we face daily in our engineering team.

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Meltwater hosting Global Day of Coderetreat in Gothenburg on Nov 14, 2015

“Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design.” - http://coderetreat.org/about

“a day to celebrate passion and software craftsmanship” - http://globalday.coderetreat.org

The Meltwater Engineers are very passionate about software craftsmanship so it was an easy decision to host and sponsor the inaugural #gdcr event in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sign up here to join the fun!

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Riak, Elasticsearch and numad walk into a Red Hat

What starts like a joke is really a serious post about large distributed systems. This is what we run at meltwater - and while there is a lot of fun designing and administering these systems, we run into odd problems from time to time. In this case: some well-meant Red Hat memory optimisations interfering with Riak performance.

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Co-hosting an Elasticsearch meetup

Here’s another small update from Meltwater Engineering Sweden. We are co-hosting an Elastic(search) meetup in Gothenburg together with our friends at Findwise on April 9, 2015!

When Findwise reached out we were eager to collaborate since this is something we have wanted to do for a long time. Please have a look at the meetup page, sign up, and spread the word. It’s going to be fun and interesting.

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Meltwater Engineering at CHARM in Gothenburg

CHARM is an annual career fair hosted by the university of Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Meltwater was one of over 170 companies from different areas of business attending CHARM to meet students and show what they can offer them during and after their studies.

Our mission was to attract talented individuals to the platform teams and our proposed master thesis topics. Five members of Meltwater Engineering in Göteborg took turns to man our booth that we shared with Findwise.