About Us

The Basics

Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premise solutions for performance monitoring, alerting and anomaly detection (SPM), log management and analytics (Logsene), search analytics (SSA). We also provide Search and Big Data consulting services and offer 24/7 production support and training for Solr and Elasticsearch to clients worldwide.

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 since Day One without ever taking on debt or external funding.
Over time we have established a presence in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, which allows us to easily serve our diverse clientele from Fortune 100 organizations to startups — and everything in between — 24/7 across different timezones.

Product and Service Synergy

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 Team

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.
Stefan Thies
Devops Evangelist
10+ years of work experience as a product manager and pre-sales engineer in the telecommunications industry. Passionate about new software technologies and scalable system architectures. Likes NodeJS for POCs.
Ciprian Hacman
Ciprian Hacman
Automation Engineer
Making big data easy to use by everyone. Enjoys being part of a passionate team, exploring new ideas and technologies every day.
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.
Ilya Koshelev
Ilya Koshelev
Software Engineer
More than 6 years experience in Java and J2EE development on various projects. Likes to solve non standard problems. Joined the Sematext team to work with cutting-edge technologies.
Tien Nguyen Manh
Tien Nguyen Manh
Software Engineer
Interested in bigdata, search, machine learning & open source.
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.
Goran Bajic Toronto
Goran Bajić
UX / Front End Engineer
Durability / Utility / Beauty – Focus on bringing together principles of architecture to the digital landscape.
Paweł Róg
Paweł Róg
Software Engineer
Loves challenges and learning new technologies. Solving big problems brings big satisfaction.
Marko Bonaći
Marko Bonaći
Software Engineer
Author of Spark in Action book, he also wrote a popular “Java developer’s Scala cheatsheet”. Still gets his hands dirty with Java from time to time, but secretly adores Clojure and Node. When his 16-month old twins give him permission, he organizes Spark&ZG meetups. Loves challenges and learning new technologies.
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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.