DataLayer: Storage Wars - The Art Genome Project


As you can see DataLayer Conf was full of great talks and this next one is no exception. Daniel Doubrovkine, CEO of and 2016 Ruby prize award nominee, took the stage. Daniel presented's Art Genome Project, a classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy.

The Art Genome Project maps the characteristics ( calls them “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. This is the story of the evolution of the data layer and nearest neighbor search technology, and the lessons learned, from MongoDB and PostgreSQL through Elasticsearch at

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