eBay Classifieds Group and a Scalable, Flexible Search Platform to Build On

Peter Maas, Director of Data and Architecture at eBay, talks about how they are rethinking their core: connecting buyers and sellers. The need for a scalable, flexible search platform to build on emerged quickly, and Elasticsearch was the natural pick. Furthermore eBay is looking into unlocking their (big) data through the use of Elasticsearch next to powering their core experiences. The first experiments strengthened their belief that they made the right strategic decision.

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Peter Maas, Director of Data and Architecture at eBay, talks about how they are rethinking their core: connecting buyers and sellers. The need for a scalable, flexible search platform to build on emerged quickly, and Elasticsearch was the natural pick. Furthermore eBay is looking into unlocking their (big) data through the use of Elasticsearch next to powering their core experiences. The first experiments strengthened their belief that they made the right strategic decision.

Peter Maas

Director of Data & Architecture | eBay Classifieds Group

Peter Maas is the Director of Data & Architecture for the eBay Classifieds Group with over 15 years of experience in web-scale architecture for various domains. He is responsible for raising the bar on data, search, and technology as a whole on high-profile platforms globally, including Mobile.de, Marktplaats.nl, and DBA.dk.