This Paper Has Been Plagiarized: How Blackboard Curbs Cheating with Elasticsearch



Slavomir Tecl


Blackboard leverages Elasticsearch to power SafeAssign, its plagiarism detection software. In this talk, Slavomir will walk through some aspects of the service, show how their internal web search engine was born, as well as walk through Blackboard’s journey from a small scale Solr deployment to a multi-terabyte, full-text search engine powered by Elasticsearch. Attendees will also learn from Blackboard’s experiences, challenges, solutions, and best practices from running their infrastructure on AWS.