Walgreens' Journey To Creating an End-to-End Search Platform

Walgreens is on a journey towards creating an end-to-end search platform for its website powered by Elasticsearch. In this talk, Syed will walk through the various steps along the way, including a look at why their old Endeca-based search platform was no longer viable, how and why Elasticsearch became their new engine, and the technical and architectural lessons and successes they learned along the way.

You'll also hear how Walgreens continues to expand its use of Elasticsearch to the Elastic Stack and X-Pack to power log management and analysis, including the use of Kibana to visualize technical and business metrics.

Syed Ali

Syed Y Ali is a Senior Technical Architect for Digital Engineering and Mobile Solutions at Walgreens. Syed has 15+ years of experience as a software engineer, architect and a technology advocate – developing and designing highly scalable and performing applications and systems.