Who knew! The search engine DuckDuckGo runs on Solr and easily handles 1 million deep searches a day. Based on a personal interview with Gabriel Weinberg, founder of Duck Duck Go and a number of related articles this article goes into detail as to what DDG’s architecture looks like in 2012.

The areas reviewed in depth are:

  • The Platform
  • What’s Inside
  • Out Of The Basement And Into AWS (Mostly)
  • Searching – It’s Complicated
  • Development
  • Monetization Strategy – Advertising
  • Audience Questions
  • Lessons Learned

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