Who we are

Globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premise solutions

About Sematext

About Sematext

Sematext runs Sematext Cloud – infrastructure and application performance monitoring and log management solution that gives businesses full-stack visibility by exposing logs, metrics and traces through a single Cloud or On Premise solution. Sematext also provides Consulting, Training, and Production Support for Elasticsearch, the ELK/Elastic Stack, and Apache Solr.

Unlike other vendors who typically offer only performance monitoring tools, or only logging tools, or only Big Data consulting services, etc., Sematext pulls together all of these related core competencies that organizations need to make informed decisions from their data into one solution suite of products and services.

Brief History

Brief History

Sematext was founded by Otis Gospodnetić, a Lucene and Solr expert, co-author of Lucene in Action (1st and 2nd editions), and a member of Lucene, Solr, Nutch, and Mahout development teams. The company is entirely self-funded and has been profitable and cash flow positive from day one without ever taking on debt or external funding.

Over time we have established presence in a number of countries and on several continents, which allows us to easily serve our diverse clientele from Fortune 100 organizations to startups — and everything in between — 24/7 across different time zones.

  • Spring 2010

    Sematext launched as Sematext International Initially a consulting shop focused on Apache Lucene and Apache Solr, later adding coverage for Elasticsearch and ELK Stack

  • Fall 2013

    Sematext Monitoring launched Initially providing monitoring for Apache Solr and Elasticsearch with additional integrations coming later

  • Summer 2014

    Sematext Logs launched The first Elasticsearch as a Service SaaS on the market. Industry first tight integration of performance metrics and logs

  • Summer 2015

    Distributed Transaction Tracing launched. Sematext is the first vendor to provide the three pillars of observability: monitoring, logs, and tracing

  • Summer 2017

    Sematext Cloud launched both in North America and Europe

  • Summer 2017

    First ever all hands gathering in Split, Croatia

  • Summer 2017

    20 people

  • 2018

    Team gathering in Barcelona

  • 2019

    Sematext Experience launched. Team gathering in Zagreb, Croatia.

  • 2020

    Synthetic Monitoring launched

How we work

How we work

Fully-distributed team, with members distributed over several continents. Although small, we are widely recognized for our expertise and are highly regarded – our clients come to us not because of our marketing, but because they hear we do good work. Expectations are high but in a collaborative, mentoring, team-first environment that promotes the success of our products as well as individuals.

Sematext engineers report that the biggest benefit of the fully distributed team is being able to really focus on one’s work, and thus produce great things.

How We Work

Meet the team

We are a fully distributed team, spread across several continents

Otis Gospodnetić

Otis Gospodnetić Founder

Lucene and Solr veteran, book author, loves search, data, trend graphs, and all things marine.

Rafal Kuć

Rafal Kuć Software Engineer

Author, software engineer, consultant – all in one battle weapon concentrated on Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch, and big data.

Bojan Šmid

Bojan Šmid Software Engineer

10+ years of work experience in IT as architect, consultant, programmer, project manager, etc. Currently focused on Big Data, search technologies (Lucene, Elasticsearch, Solr) and Machine Learning.

Radu Gheorghe

Radu Gheorghe Software Engineer

Always strives for clean, simple, efficient designs. Big data makes the effort worthwhile, because you can feel the difference from Day One.

Emir Arnautović

Emir Arnautović Software Engineer

Grew up in international teams working on big map data and related tools and technologies. Found numerous new ways to use and misuse most of them.

Nedim Šabić

Nedim Šabić Software Engineer

Devops enthusiast and platform architect experienced in Python, J2EE platform and Spring framework ecosystem. Go and Rust lover. Linux internals addict.

Davor Obilinović

Davor Obilinović Software Engineer

Full stack developer with passion for front-end development. Also experienced with Java and AWS technologies.

Vladimir Tretyakov

Vladimir Tretyakov Software Engineer

After several years in enterprise development, joined Sematext international devops crew to build applications that work with big data, scalable, and distributed systems.

Denisa Tudor

Denisa Tudor Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Ph.D. in Communication Studies. Experienced communication practitioner, passionate about Big Data and consumer behavior.

Marko Bonaći

Marko Bonaći Software Engineer

Experienced Java and JavaScript developer. Currently focused on React. Spark in Action co-author. Likes exploring new technologies, when his twins allow.

Amir Hadžić

Amir Hadžić Software Engineer

Has been developing in one way or another for the World Wide Web for 8+ years. Currently focused on web applications, SaaS products, and related technologies.

Jorge Moreno

Jorge Moreno Front End Engineer

Wide experience on User Interface development with a background in Arts and Design. Always interested on the creative and visual aspects of programming with JavaScript, CSS, SVG… Open Source devotee and bicycle touring lover!

Luka Donđivić

Luka Donđivić Software Engineer

Generalist software engineer, interested in data structures, scalable distributed systems and machine learning. Loves bridge and puzzles of all kinds.

Adnan Rahić

Adnan Rahić Software Engineer

A bit of this, a bit of that, JavaScript developer at heart. Startup founder, author and teacher with a passion for DevOps and Serverless. As of late focusing on product growth and developer advocacy.

Euan Clark

Euan Clark Search Architect

Veteran 27 years experience as developer, architect, technical lead. Current focus on Elasticsearch, Node.JS, Go, Terraform and Backend.

John Demian

John Demian Software Engineer

Frontend developer turned marketeer with a focus on content and SEO. In his spare time he daydreams at the idea of Flash making a comeback.

Feđa Šehić

Feđa Šehić Front End Developer

Passionate frontend developer with keen eye for details. Loves the React ecosystem and the whole frontend galaxy. When he is not writing code he is writing music. Focused on becoming full stack Jedi.

Haris Ovčina

Haris Ovčina Product Designer

Architect turned product designer, always looking for ways on how to improve current processes and make them ever so slightly useful and more beautiful.

Selma Šuvalija

Selma Šuvalija Software Developer

Hands-on software engineer specialized in web and service oriented applications. In general, I love building products that delight people.

Rishabh Shah

Rishabh Shah DevOps Engineer

A passionate full fletch Devops Engineer, worked with complex architecture systems, automating deployment and extensive experience on cloud platform also a good programmer Ruby, Python.

We gather the whole team in a single location once a year.

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To make troubleshooting easier for all ops around.

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