Articles By Simon Willnauer

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15 February 2018 Engineering

Resizing Elasticsearch shards for fun and profit

By Simon Willnauer

The backstory behind increasing the number of shards in an index if the index has become too small for the number of documents in it.

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25 April 2017 Engineering

Tribe Nodes & Cross-Cluster Search: The Future of Federated Search in Elasticsearch

By Luca CavannaSimon Willnauer

We sat down to think through the next generation of Tribe Node for Elasticsearch, and out popped cross-cluster search.

13 September 2016 Engineering

The tale of caching and why it matters…

By Simon WillnauerShay Banon

It’s early 2013 and an unusually sunny day in Amsterdam and a group of people are meeting around table soccer and ping pong tables for what we call a company al