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.
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.
Sematext launched as Sematext International Initially a consulting shop focused on Apache Lucene and Apache Solr, later adding coverage for Elasticsearch and ELK Stack
Sematext Monitoring launched Initially providing monitoring for Apache Solr and Elasticsearch with additional integrations coming later
Sematext Logs launched The first Elasticsearch as a Service SaaS on the market. Industry first tight integration of performance metrics and logs
Distributed Transaction Tracing launched. Sematext is the first vendor to provide the three pillars of observability: monitoring, logs, and tracing
Sematext Cloud launched both in North America and Europe
First ever all hands gathering in Split, Croatia
Team gathering in Barcelona
Sematext Experience launched. Team gathering in Zagreb, Croatia.
Synthetic Monitoring launched
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.