Qbox has become the premier provider of hosted Elasticsearch services. The project began as a more economical solution to Amazon's Cloudsearch, but we quickly got caught up in the flexibility and power of Elasticsearch.

Now, several years later, we're enjoying steady growth as we help Elasticsearch developers and ops staff reduce their aches and pains — while lowering their overall operating costs. We invite you to read this article for an overview of the major considerations of launching and scaling Elasticsearch clusters.

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Yelp, the local search and review site, recently held an open house where Tech Lead John Billings demonstrates how that company uses Elasticsearch at scale in their environment. The video is accompanied with another presentation, but the portion that covers the slide deck starts at around the 16-minute mark.

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