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    Announcement Regarding Facebook’s Security Issue

    Facebook announced this morning they experienced a security issue affecting 50…

    Facebook announced this morning they experienced a security issue affecting 50 million accounts. Please be reassured this breach has not affected Pixlee in any way as…

  • Finding Hashtags in Elasticsearch 1.7

    Finding Hashtags in Elasticsearch 1.7

    Elasticsearch is a great tool for us, and I’ve talked…

    Elasticsearch is a great tool for us, and I’ve talked a bit about setting up a cluster here. It’s particularly good at full text search….

  • Hunting down phantom write spikes RDS Postgres

    Hunting Down Phantom Write Spikes in RDS Postgres

    At Pixlee, we're big fans of proven, scalable technology.  Serving…

    At Pixlee, we’re big fans of proven, scalable technology.  Serving millions of photos a day at millisecond speed requires an amalgamation of superb caching, scalable…

  • Hunting down phantom write spikes RDS Postgres

    Elasticsearch with AWS spot instances

      Why Elasticsearch? Elasticsearch is a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search…

      Why Elasticsearch? Elasticsearch is a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine that we recently used to optimize our analytics. A number of queries that are…

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    On Modern Widget Architectures

    (1) Many vendors injects native JavaScript widgets to deploy their…

    (1) Many vendors injects native JavaScript widgets to deploy their experiences or services on client websites. (2) Pixlee publishes through encapsulated code via iFrames. iFrame…

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    Quick and Dirty Database Optimization with Heroku Postgres

    Introduction Heroku’s postgres service is quickly emerging as a scalable, worry-free DaaS…

    Introduction Heroku’s postgres service is quickly emerging as a scalable, worry-free DaaS for tech companies of any size, and its synergy with Heroku is a very strong…