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How to Manage and Scale a Website that Generates 150 Million Unique Pageviews Per Month

Improved load times means more repeat visitors, higher search engine placement, and increased overall traffic. When your website is on a single server, that server has to perform many functions, such as database, web, and application processing. As a result the server can't be optimized since what's best for a database server, isn't great for a web server. By separating your services onto dedicated servers you’re able to optimize each of the servers for a particular task.

To achieve optimal scalability, you’ll need to leverage the power of managed storage, load balancing, and a content delivery network. ServerStack successfully manages a website that generates 150 million unique pageviews per month using the following server cluster configuration:

  1. 8 Database Servers
  2. 9 search servers
  3. 11 cache servers
  4. 23 app/web servers
  5. 17 encoding servers converting videos to H.264 for streaming and scrolling playback
  6. Half a Petabyte of Storage growing at 700GBs a day 25 Ad Servers delivering 20 Billion monthly impressions
  7. Nginx and Lighttpd web servers
  8. Memcache for caching
  9. MySQL with Slave replication for splitting READ and WRITEs
  10. Thin Application - Each subset of the application resides on a different set of servers allowing separate systems to fail without taking down the site - such as comments can be broken, search can be broken, media can be broken, but the website still loads

Learn more at ServerStack or give us a call at +1.866.976.8752 with any questions.

Register for Akiban's SQLibrium

"How to create Geospatial Indexes for Nearest Neighbor and Geofencing queries in Akiban"

October 4, 2012 at 2pm ET / 11am PT, Duration: 1 hour

With Akiban's latest release, you can work with JSON and SQL data together in a single unfied data structure, and add geospatial features like nearest neighbor and point-in-location right in your database using our spatial indexing capability.

Integrating location-based capabilities doesn't have to be difficult. Akiban's spatial indexes and functions enable developers to easily enhance applications using the full power and expressiveness of SQL. Some architectures force you to compromise by implementing spatial capabilities outside of the database. Akiban's spatial indexing is based on Jack Orenstein's pioneering work implementing z-order over relational metadata and is specifically designed to take advantage of all your data for calculations and ordering. As mobile computing becomes a fundamental part of most data profiles, you need an agile, scalable solution. This event will cover the following:

  1. Creating and indexing tables with latitude/longitude columns.
  2. Writing queries that include spatial predicates.
  3. Optimization of queries with spatial predicates.
  4. How spatial indexes work.
  5. Live Demo

Register Here

Presenter: Jack Orenstein, Creator of Akiban's geospatial module


Wiredrive is looking for a SENIOR WEB APPLICATION SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR and a TEST AUTOMATION ENGINEER to join our agile infrustructure team. Wiredrive is used by over 50,000 creative professionals in the advertising, television, motion picture, and interactive industries to organize and present media for sales, marketing and production. Founded in 1999, Wiredrive has changed the way media professionals collaborate.

Do want to help make our globally distributed, high-volume, media sharing application perform better, faster and stronger? Do you want to work for a company that appreciates developer talent, has great camaraderie, benefits, and an open work space? If so, we need you.

For full job descriptions please see http://wdrv.it/QA6iTw

CouchConf is a One-day Deep Dive into Couchbase NoSQL Technology

CouchConf is a one-day, three track event is for any developer who wants to take a deeper dive into Couchbase NoSQL technology, learn where it’s headed, and build really cool stuff.Hear about real world uses from companies like Orbitz, Tapjoy, Sabre Holdings, McGraw Hill, TheLadders, and more. Join us for a day to learn more about harnessing this powerful technology for your web applications.

Conference highlights:

The New York Times: Looking for Full-Time Infrastructure Developer

The New York Times is seeking a developer focused on infrastructure to join its newsroom development team. You will work with a small group to design and build the foundation of increasingly dynamic news applications used by millions of readers. Opportunities include breaking news, investigations and events such as the Olympics and elections.

Interested applicants should read the full description http://jobs.nytco.com/job/New-York-Interactive-News-Developer-Job-NY/2123052/ and send resumes to [email protected].

{Backend || DevOps} Engineer @ FiftyThree (New York, NY)

FiftyThree is the company behind Paper, an iPad app for capturing freeform ideas. Paper has done well — it won the 2012 Apple Design Award and it's had nearly 3 million downloads — but we're just getting started. We like to say Paper is "where ideas begin"; we're now building a service to "bring ideas together". Want to join us?

We're looking for a backend or devops engineer to help us build and scale this new service. The role is flexible, but you'll work across a diverse set of tools: Node.js (w/ CoffeeScript), Neo4j (a graph db), Heroku, and EC2. And as just our second backend engineer, you'll help shape our culture, process, and workflow.

If this sounds interesting, check out our jobs page to learn more, then drop us a line at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Percona announces MySQL training for busy professionals

Recognizing that many MySQL professionals cannot get out of the office for a week of intense advanced MySQL training, Percona set out to add a unique twist to live virtual training. Rather than just deliver their existing content via live virtual lecture, they have actually taken the time to rework their courses so that attendees do not need to sit for a day in front of the computer listening to the instructor. They broke each one-day workshop into five 2-hour modules. The 2-hour modules are then delivered over consecutive days, with remote labs that are completed at the learner's discretion before the next live session. Yes, it means that the full week of training now takes several weeks, but the approach is very "still have to work" friendly.

Percona did not stop there! Their live virtual sessions and remote labs are also integrated with online learning tools. This blended approach allows the learner to ask questions, participate in discussions, and access additional support material outside of the live lecture. Their approach shows an understanding of work-life-training balance that is simply refreshing. Percona's first course is "Developer Training for MySQL." Percona is offering savings of over 35% for this course in the month of August.

Test aiCache acceleration for free. No sign-up required.

We have set up aiCache on the Amazon Ec2 cloud to allow you to accelerate your website, test it, and optionally deploy in about 10 minutes. No sign-up required and its free.

You give us your website address and we spin up an AWS Micro instance running aiCache configured for your site. We then give you a simple configuration tool, if you want to further tune the Dynamic Caching.

You can then test your regular site and the accelerated site side by side in real time, from a third party testing service, complete with waterfall chart to tell you what is slow. With a few clicks you can tune the Dynamic Caching and re-run the test till you get the optimal config, unique to your site.

Want to deploy it? Great put in the AWS instance ID and Key and we will push it to your choice of live server.

Got everything perfect? Update your DNS or pull a copy to your datacenter.

Want help? We can have one of our engineers hop on and joint edit the config file with you, to work through tricky SSL and Session authentication. A do it yourself kinda engineer? Great context sensitive help is available of every line of the config file.

Want to save it for later, no problem. Want to download it for use on your own box, clicky-clicky free.

See the power of aiCache on your time without being bugged. http://aicache.com/deploy

ElasticHosts Launches White-Label Reseller Cloud

Our white-label reseller cloud program is perfect for MSPs, VARs and hosting resellers who can now easily offer their customers best-in-class cloud hosting services under their own brand rather than losing them to big name cloud providers.

ScaleOut Software. In-memorry Data Grids for the Enterprise

Today's applications need fast access to data for maximum performance. Distributed in-memory data grids combine distributed caching with powerful analysis and management tools to give you a complete solution for managing fast-changing data in a server farm, compute grid, or in the cloud. ScaleOut Software's suite of software products eliminate scalability bottlenecks by storing fast-changing data in a memory-based, distributed cache spanning several servers, enabling scalable, highly available access by client systems

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New Relic is looking for a Java Scalability Engineer in Portland, OR

Are you ready for the challenges of scaling a web service that's already got more incoming bits/second than Twitter? You're an experienced engineer who knows Java. We're delivering the best application performance management service on the Web. We need your help to solve the scaling problems of a rapidly growing and successful company. At New Relic, you'll be taking on those challenges as part of a smart, fun team in a uniquely supportive work environment. We're looking for a pragmatic engineer who has built systems that scale for growth. You have applied network programming, caching, concurrency, object-oriented design, and databases (relational and otherwise) to real business problems. You are fluent in Java and not afraid of JavaScript. You know how the web works, from HTTP to how cookies actually behave in browsers. Perhaps you read W3C specs for fun.

What tools would you use? We build our data collectors with Java and MySQL, on a fairly typical web stack that handles 50+ billion incoming rows per day. We use Thrift, memcached, git, and Jenkins, with Linux in production and OS X on our desks. Other than that, we expect that you will use the right tool for the job. You'll evaluate technology choices with clear vision. You'll learn every day about what works and what doesn't by monitoring, evaluating, and continuously delivering your work to customers.

Apply at http://newrelic.com/about/jobs

NetDNA's Dual-CDN Strategy

We all know that using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) can help scale your websites growth and deliverability of your online properties. Now that there is reliance for online enterprise companies to use a CDN, companies need safe-guards to ensure 100% up-time and increased scalability of their site. NetDNA, a Tier-1 GlobalContent Delivery Network, offers a Dual-CDN strategy which allows companies to utilize a redundant infrastructure while leveraging the advantages of multiple content delivery networks which in most cases reduces costs.

Many successful companies have been implementing a Dual-CDN Strategy that have not only saved them up to 50% in costs, but also increased the scalability of their site and the reliability in global up-time. To find out more about how you can leverage NetDNA's Dual CDN Strategy please visit NetDNA here: http://www.netdna.com/why-netdna/dual-cdn-strategy/ and learn more about how other successful companies use load balancing to achieve a high scaling website.

Take Your Application To The Next Level Of Performance & Scalability

Follow the Cloudify blog to learn more about our open source PaaS stack – latest integration recipes, builds, features, and other cool stuff.  

Visit the GigaSpaces blog to learn how to take your application to the next level of scalability and performance.

LogicMonitor takes the hassle out of monitoring

LogicMonitor’s hosted monitoring proactively alerts you to issues before they negatively impact your business without you having to take an engineer away from development to spend hours configuring and maintaining a monitoring infrastructure.


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AppDynamics Troubleshooting Java Performance for Free

AppDynamics is the very first free product designed for troubleshooting Java performance while getting full visibility in production environments. If you're an application owner and need to ensure high availability and performance--but not ready to purchase a full monitoring tool--AppDynamics Lite is build for you. Install in two minutes; be monitoring a Java Virtual Machine in 10 minutes.

Visit http://www.appdynamics.com/free


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