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English

Bol.com’s journey to Elasticsearch

Bol.com is the number one online retailer in the Netherlands, and serves more than five million customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Oracle’s search engine Endeca has been used for many years to handle millions of requests, but with the current and planned growth, bol.com is starting to reach the limits of Endeca. In January 2016, bol.com started with the migration towards Elasticsearch as the new search engine for the webshop. Now one year later, some parts of the webshop are fully migrated to Elasticsearch, with more to be added in the near future. This talk is about the journey of migrating from Endeca to Elasticsearch and all the technical/functional challenges that come with switching from the current search engine to Elasticsearch.

About the speakers

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Software Architect at Bol.com

Maarten Roosendaal is an IT Architect at bol.com and his main focus is on scalable search and SEO solutions. He has a background in Java/J2EE and previously worked for Sogyo and Capgemini. When not spending time with family or working, you can find him either in the gym, watching NBA/NCAA basketball, or at a movie theater.

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Search & Data Engineer at Luminis Amsterdam

Byron Voorbach is a Search & Data engineer at Luminis Amsterdam. He has broad experience in security, backend development and Spring technologies. For the last 5 years, Byron has mostly been working with the Elastic Stack, taking a great interest in building and optimizing search engines. He loves to go to music festivals and travel in his spare time.