How REA Group Uses Elasticsearch to Power Real Estate Searches

REA Group's realestate.com.au has been slowly migrating its search function to Elasticsearch. Its millions of listings, plus millions of sales histories and thousands of realtors and agencies, mean thousands of updates at once and more than 100 queries per second.

REA Group's realestate.com.au has been slowly migrating its search function to Elasticsearch. Its millions of listings, plus millions of sales histories and thousands of realtors and agencies, mean thousands of updates at once and more than 100 queries per second.

David Kemp

David Kemp is a technical specialist at REA Group in Melbourne, Australia. He joined REA in 2014, following 5 years as a developer for Sensis. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.