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

  • 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

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.

Stefan Thies

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.

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.

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 Bajić

Goran Bajić UX / Product Design

Durability / Utility / Beauty – Focus on bringing together principles of architecture to the digital landscape.

Paweł Róg

Paweł Róg Software Engineer

Oneliners lover: bash equipped with curl, grep, awk, sed, etc. can do the magic. Loves learning new technologies. Grepping open source code helps him with that. JVM heap dumps put a smile on his face. He is an enthusiast of rubber duck debugging.

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.

Alen Komljen

Alen Komljen Automation Engineer

Focused on building and automating infrastructure. My toolbox: Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, Terraform, SaltStack, Ceph, OpenStack, Linux, AWS, GCE and many others.

Sivasamy Kaliappan

Sivasamy Kaliappan Software Engineer

10+ years of experience in telecom software development. Author of Logtrail plugin for Kibana. Backend developer who also tinkers with Javascript & CSS. Likes distributed systems, debugging and to explore and understand how systems work.

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!

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

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