An alternative approach to A/B test results calculation: Streaming

06/02/2024

A/B test results are an essential tool for delivering continuous improvement. How can you be sure it’s actually an improvement?

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Transparently providing ARM nodes to 4,000 engineers

06/02/2024

At Adevinta we use AWS Graviton instances built on the ARM CPU architecture to reduce computation costs. These run alongside x86 instances depending on the processing task.

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Integrating Apache Kyuubi with Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

18/01/2024

At Adevinta we are on a never-ending quest for improvement. One such improvement is the use of Spark SQL to provide a reliable data endpoint for a range of different workloads. By Wenhe Ye In this article we explore the use of Apache Kyuubi and Elastic MapReduce (EMR) to quickly bootstrap a modern, reliable, yet … Continued

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Lakehouse and Warehouse: sharing data between environments

18/01/2024

At Adevinta, everything we do begins with data. But effective planning and development requires access to the most accurate, up-to-date information. Which means that our Data Engineers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists and other users need access to data stored in our production environment. By Gustavo Martin Morcuende In this article we explain how our lakehouse … Continued

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Initiatives across Adevinta

21/12/2023

Adevinta for Everyone (A4E) has dedicated the month of December to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Adevinta Ventures invests in Aria

12/12/2023

Adevinta Ventures, today announced its investment in Aria, a French fintech company which provides deferred payment infrastructure for B2B service marketplaces and transactional SaaS platforms.

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Cost of living front of mind this Black Friday, finds Adevinta

20/11/2023

New research finds that 1 in 3 (32%) European consumers don’t plan to buy new products this Black Friday. But 40% are still in the mood to shop.

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European EV listings gain momentum, but high price tags stifle demand

16/11/2023

16 November 2023: Consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is accelerating as a new wave of supply hits European markets, yet high prices continue to stand in the way of widespread adoption.

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How we celebrated Black History Month in Adevinta

03/11/2023

Our grassroots movement Adevinta for Everyone organised multiple initiatives on a to honour and celebrate Black History Month.

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Adevinta Ventures invests in Shakers

30/10/2023

Barcelona, 30 October 2023 - Adevinta Ventures, the investment arm of Adevinta, a leading online classifieds group, today announced its investment in Shakers, a Spanish-based online platform that enables companies to connect with digital specialists to develop their technology projects in a more agile way.

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Adevinta for Everyone: who are we?

18/10/2023

Welcome to ‘Adevinta for Everyone,’ the grassroots movement that's turning the spotlight on DEI.

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Achieve a smaller blast radius with Highly Available Kubernetes clusters

04/09/2023

Kubernetes is integral to our operations, allowing us to serve 60,000 requests per second to 20 customers across 30 clusters.

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Deep Dive in PaddleOCR inference

21/08/2023

The PaddleOCR framework is an essential part of Adevinta’s OCR API, but our implementation is more than just choosing an optical character recognition technology. Building the service we wanted meant refactoring the code to remove unwanted features and functionality to assure smooth integration with existing architecture. By Urszula Czerwinska Data scientist-Deep Learning engineer  In our … Continued

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Improving OCR service with PaddleOCR

21/08/2023

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) – the ability to recognise and extract text from images and documents – is an incredibly useful technology. Adevinta uses OCR for a range of applications, from detecting unwanted content in ads to developing more efficient and relevant search results. By Urszula Czerwinska Data scientist-Deep Learning engineer  In this article we: … Continued

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It’s not always DNS – unless it is

16/08/2023

When one of our marketplaces reported a strange HTTP error on our internal service, The Common Platform, Adevinta’s site reliability engineers swung into immediate action. What followed was an investigation that lasted several months into one of the trickiest (and strangest) errors we had ever seen. By Tanat Paul Lokejaroenlarb Along the way we learned: … Continued

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