We love crafting software and our customers love having solutions in production. We believe the best way to do that is to leverage existing open source solutions, combined with a development approach called continuous delivery.
We have had wonderful experiences shipping open source search solutions based on some awesome projects at the Apache Software Foundation, like Apache Hadoop, Lucene, and Blur.
We encourage all of our clients to pursue a continuous delivery model, wherein each small increment of potential business value passes through a deployment pipeline of increasing rigor on its way to production. We believe this model maximizes business value, reduces project risk, and evokes happiness in both developers and users. Experience in doing so has relied heavily on open source projects such as git, Jenkins, and Puppet.