Tech Blog Archive

Data Infrastructure and Services in Engineering

eBay’s Global Secondary Indexes

How eBay enabled a real-time, distributed and performant index service for its NuData platform, a large-scale, in-house database platform

By: Jung-Sang Ahn and Dongho Kim
Frontend Engineering in Engineering

Rethink Modals Management in React

A small, zero-dependency utility to manage modals for React.

By: Nate Wang and Feng Xie
Java in Engineering

eBay Event Notification Platform: Listener SDKs

How eBay’s new event notification platform supports asynchronous communication for our API partners

By: Lokesh Rishi, Lead Software Engineer
User Experience in Product

Faster Shipping Speeds for Cross-Border Orders

eBay is making it easier for our customers to ship items faster and know when their items will arrive.

By: Kunal Goel, Senior Product Manager, Technical
Microservices in Research

Groot: eBay’s Event-graph-based Approach for Root Cause Analysis

The framework achieves great coverage and performance across different incident triaging scenarios, and also outperforms other state-of-the-art root cause analysis methodologies.

By: Hanzhang Wang, Applied Researcher
Service Architecture in Engineering

The Engineering Behind Coded Coupons, eBay’s New Seller Tool

This tool was developed by using a dual-write system — including Oracle and MongoDB.

By: Senthilkumar Gopal
Developer Tools in Engineering

Surfacing eBay Inventory Across the Web with the eBay Items Widget

The new open-source widget gives developers several layout options for displaying eBay inventory in third-party shopping experiences.

By: Lokesh Rishi, Lead Software Engineer
eBay Connect 2021: Powered by You Banner with Maroon Hexagons Next to a Globe
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay Connect 2021: How Our Newest APIs Are Enhancing Customer Experiences

With some of our most innovative third-party developers attending eBay Connect this year, we shared new API capabilities as well as opportunities to enhance user experiences.

By: Tanya Vlahovic, Head of Developer Ecosystem & Distinguished Architect
Shipping Signals Image with Green Shopping Icons
User Experience in Product

Simplifying Shipping Signals on eBay

eBay is making it easier for our customers to know when their items will arrive with the new streamlined interface.

By: Shuja Rahman, Director of Product Management
Advertising in Product

eBay's Enhanced Advertising Dashboard

This upgrade to the Advertising dashboard enables sellers to easily check their Promoted Listings performance and leverage valuable insights to scale their businesses.

By: Licy Ambrose, Gokulnath Palanivel and Courtney Mayeda
Data Infrastructure and Services in Engineering

Block Aggregator: Real-time Data Ingestion from Kafka to ClickHouse with Deterministic Retries

Learn about the message-processing engine eBay developed to avoid data loss or duplication during delivery from Kafka to ClickHouse.

By: Mohammad Roohitavaf and Jun Li
Hadoop in Engineering

Optimizing Analytics Data Processing on eBay’s New Open-Source-Based Platform

See how eBay adopted a five-level tuning strategy for an in-house analytics tool to exceed a legacy vendor’s performance.

By: Rongguan Fu, Tianyou Li and Naveen Dhanpal
Hadoop in Engineering

Unpacking eBay’s New SQL Authoring Tool for Data Creation and Management

Discover how eBay built a tool for data modeling, ETL and SQL editing to enhance our analytics platform.

By: Stanley Chen, Gavin Zhu and Valerie Steinbrugge
Hadoop in Engineering

Explore eBay’s New Optimized Spark SQL Engine for Interactive Analysis

See how eBay created an optimized SQL solution to enhance speed, stability and scalability in service of a new open-source-based analytics platform.

By: Gang Ma, Lisa Li and Naveen Dhanpal
Developer Tools in Engineering

AsyncAPI 2.0: Enabling the Event-Driven World

Learn about how eBay is standardizing on and publishing AsyncAPI Specification 2.0-based contracts for event notifications.

By: Shekhar Banerjee, Principal Architect
Hadoop in Engineering

From Vendor to In-house: How eBay Reimagined Its Analytics Landscape

Learn how eBay transitioned its analytics data platform from a vendor-based data warehouse to an open-source-based solution built by the team.

By: Medha Samant and Valerie Steinbrugge
User Experience in Product

New Sellers: Getting Started on eBay is Now Even Easier

eBay’s new seller registration process enables anyone to start selling on our modern marketplace with all the necessary tools to reach customers around the world.

By: Anand Ramasubramanian and Shikha Khanna
Advertising in Product

Introducing eBay's Automated Promoted Listings Campaigns

Sellers can now use rule-based technologies to both automate how they promote new listings and adjust their ad rates to stay competitive.

By: Courtney Mayeda, Lead Product Manager
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay Launches Targeted Auto Retry

eBay’s open source Swift package provides powerful resilience against flaky test steps.

By: Evan Pierce, MTS, Software Engineer