Tag: Opensource

  • Visualizing Elasticsearch Function Scores

    Open Pen in new window / View code as Gist One of the most common questions we get from our WordPress VIP clients, many of whom are large media companies that publish constantly, is how they can bias their search results towards more recent content when scoring and sorting them. This type of problem is…

  • Balancing Kafka on JBOD

    Balancing Kafka on JBOD

    At Automattic we run a diverse array of systems and as with many companies Kafka is the glue that ties them together; letting us to shuffle data back and forth. Our experience with Kafka have thus far been fantastic, it’s stable, provides excellent throughput, and the simple API makes it trivial to hook any of our systems up to it.…

  • Elasticsearch StatsD Plugin

    Elasticsearch StatsD Plugin

    If you’re running a multi-node Elasticsearch cluster checkout Automattic’s fork of the Elasticsearch StatsD Plugin for pushing cluster and node metrics to StatsD.

  • WordPress on NGINX + HHVM with Heroku Buildpacks

    WordPress on NGINX + HHVM with Heroku Buildpacks

    It’s been a year since I last made any major changes to my WordPress on Heroku build and in tech years that’s a lifetime. Since then Heroku has released a new PHP buildpack with nginx and HHVM built in. Much progress have also been made both HHVM and WordPress to make both compatible with each…

  • Introducing Whatson, an Elasticsearch Consulting Detective

    Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Elasticsearch cluster at Automattic. While we monitor longititudinal statics on the cluster through Munin when something is amiss there’s currently not a good place to take a look and drill down to see what the issue is. I use various Elasticsearch plugins however they all…