Kiwi, searching the smart way

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Kiwi – our smart search

Today we’ll discuss about the leap Everli (formerly Supermercato24) took regarding the search engine. 🔎

Why?

The journey began with the search engine being based directly on the data we had in our MySQL databases.

Back in 2017, Everli (formerly Supermercato24) started growing, reaching 150k unique products in more than 1000 categories.

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How we handled the spike of more than 4k% new users in a week.

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Covid-19 changed and is changing everything.
From customer behaviour to customer spend, no one could have expected this.
Our servers neither.
This post would like to be a simple overview of what we did to maintain our website and apps reliable during this time.
And yes, you have read properly, how we kept the infrastructure responsive while serving more than 4000% new users (and of course the previous one) plus a few DoS attacks.

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