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Date: Tuesday, Nov 08 2011


Hugh Williams will discuss building Cassini, a new search engine at eBay which processes over 250 million search queries and serves more than 2 billion page views each day. Hugh will trace the genesis and building of Cassini as well as highlight and demonstrate the key features of this new search platform. He will discuss some of the challenges in scaling arguably the world’s largest real-time search problem, including the unique considerations associated with e-commerce and eBay’s domain, and how Hadoop and HBase are used to solve these problems