As you know, Apache Lucene is at the heart of Elasticsearch, and when we formed the company around Elasticsearch, we made a commitment to make sure we drive Apache Lucene forward.
With Simon Willnauer, Adrien Grand, Martijn Van Groningen, and Mark Harwood, we already have a very strong group of Lucene committers that help to harden Lucene and keep adding enhancements to it. Other Elasticsearch employees invest a lot of time in Lucene as well, for example, with Igor Motov spending a considerable amount of time chasing a corruption bug in Lucene a few months ago.
In keeping with our commitments to improving core Lucene, I am happy to announce that Robert Muir and Mike McCandless have joined Elasticsearch. We hope you already notice the extra work that has gone into improving Apache Lucene in the past few weeks since they joined us.
It is humbling to have such a wonderful group of Apache Lucene committers at Elasticsearch, and to have the opportunity to help innovation in the Lucene world happen at an even faster pace.
Welcome, Mike and Robert!