REA Group is working on re-platforming

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Global online real estate advertising company REA Group has been working on replacing key technologies that will help drive, according to REA Group chief engineer, Tom Varsavsky.

The REA Group chief engineer said that he is currently overseeing an effort to swap in a new search platform as well a continuing the shift away from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.

The site’s primary search engine is currently based on Microsoft’s FAST Search and its front-end is driven by “an old clunky Java Spring application,” he said.

REA has chosen Elasticsearch as a replacement search solution. On top of that, a new React-based front end for the core web application is being rolled out.

“When you add all that up, it’s basically the guts of the core area of our site is being replaced,” Varsavsky said

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