Graduating with Honors: How Quizlet is Scaling Elasticsearch to Help Children Learn

Elasticsearch is powering a generation of learning on Quizlet -  a tool used by millions of students to study for classes and assessments. With over 60 million study sets, finding the right content is essential to user experience, making Elasticsearch a key piece of user experience and infrastructure. This talk will focus on how Quizlet scaled their cluster for the yearly ramp-up in traffic as students returned to school this past fall as well as touching on the benefits of working directly with Elastic's support team in the process.

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Elasticsearch is powering a generation of learning on Quizlet -  a tool used by millions of students to study for classes and assessments. With over 60 million study sets, finding the right content is essential to user experience, making Elasticsearch a key piece of user experience and infrastructure. This talk will focus on how Quizlet scaled their cluster for the yearly ramp-up in traffic as students returned to school this past fall as well as touching on the benefits of working directly with Elastic's support team in the process.

Peter Bakkum

Peter is the lead infrastructure developer at Quizlet, a popular online study tool and Top-100 U.S. website. He has a deep interest in building and scaling data systems. Previously he worked in algorithmic trading, and at Groupon.