We wrote the book on search.
Good search understands a user’s intent, not just what they type. While at OSC, Doug Turnbull wrote the book on search, Relevant Search, to help teams build smarter Elasticsearch and Solr applications. Our co-founder Eric Pugh helped write the very first book on Solr and our team contribute to the annual Search Insights reports from the Search Network.
“One of the best and most engaging technical books I’ve ever read.”Trey Grainger
“Will help you solve real-world search relevance problems for Lucene-based search engines.”Dimitrios Kouizes-Loukas
Learn the secrets of building intuitive, targeted search with examples for Elasticsearch & SolrLearn More
A Guide to Better Ecommerce Site Search
A free guide to better ecommerce site search with a checklist, common causes and simple solutionsLearn More
Search Insights 2022
A free collection of essays on topics including taxonomies, text extraction, vector/neural search and multilingual searchLearn More
Search Insights 2021
A free collection of essays on topics including autocomplete, ecommerce search, information quality and the data driven search teamLearn More
Search Insights 2020
A free collection of essays on topics including natural language search, query log analysis and relevance skills.Learn More
Search Insights 2019
A free collection of essays on topics including relevance engineering, search team skills and enterprise search.Learn More
Search Insights 2018
A free collection of essays on topics including open source search, relevance and budgeting search projects.Learn More
Searching the Enterprise
We co-authored a discussion of enterprise search with a large list of references. Download the free PDF.Learn More
Einführung in Apache Solr
The first book on Apache Solr in German. Offers a substantiated and practice-oriented introduction into this search technology.Learn More
Solr Enterprise Server
We co-wrote the first book on Solr. Now in its third edition.Learn More
Pioneers in machine learning.
We built Elasticsearch Learning to Rank, which powers search at Yelp, Wikipedia, Snag and others.
Since deploying learning to rank, we’ve seen a net 32% increase in conversion metrics across our historically lowest performing use-cases.Jason Kowalewski,
Sr Director of Engineering at Snag
We built the tools.
We also built Quepid, a search testing platform that takes the guesswork out of search relevancy.
“Do not attempt a search project without it.”John Bickerstaff
We support the community.
We host a Slack Channel where practitioners support each other and share solutions and we are part of The Search Network, a group of independent search professionals that publishes regular reports on search topics.
We host a video library about search.
Own Your Search
Through our Proven Process, we assess your systems and performance, recommend improvements based on your search and business goals, and consult with and train your team. When search is critical to your organization, it’s our mission to make sure you own your search.