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We use a thing called Solr. We brought on a contractor — Andy Smith - to help us scale and improve Solr. Andy is into big data stuff and this, as we learn, qualifies as big data. As I write, there are 7.5 million Pens on CodePen, each with it's own chunk of code, settings, metadata, and whatnot. Those Pens are also indexed for search. That's where Solr comes in. One part of this process is calculating, storing, and most important using popularity scores for Pens, so that we can do smart and useful things with that data.

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