Ryan Sonnek
Ryan Sonnek
Senior Software Engineer
Ryan is a Senior Engineer at Socialcast with a passion for building amazing applications by leveraging Opensource software and Test Driven Development. His educational background includes a Computer Science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato where he graduated with honors. Ryan's experience before joining Socialcast includes developing highly scalable e-commerce applications at Digital River. In his free time, you will likely find Ryan hacking on Opensource projects using Rails, Javascript, jQuery and pretty much any other cool tech.

Realtime Search: Solr vs Elasticsearch

|   May 31, 2011
What is Elasticsearch? Elasticsearch is REST based, distributed search engine powered by the excellent Lucene library. The built in JSON + HTTP API provides an elegant platform perfect for integrating with (ex: the elastic_searchable ruby gem). It's simple, scalable and "cool, bonsai cool".… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com