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Oct022012

Sponsored Post: Akiban, Wiredrive, NY Times, CouchConf, FiftyThree, ROBLOX, Percona, ElasticHosts, ScaleOut, New Relic, NetDNA, GigaSpaces, AiCache, Logic Monitor, AppDynamics, CloudSigma

Who's Hiring?

  • Wiredrive is looking for a SENIOR WEB APPLICATION SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR and a TEST AUTOMATION ENGINEER to join our agile infrustructure team. For full job descriptions please see http://wdrv.it/QA6iTw
  • The New York Times is seeking a developer focused on infrastructure to join its newsroom development team. Read the full description here and send resumes to chadas@nytimes.com.
  • FiftyThree, the company behind the award-winning iPad app Paper, is looking for a {Backend || DevOps} Engineer to help us build our next great product: a service to "bring ideas together". http://www.fiftythree.com/jobs
  • New Relic is looking for a Java Scalability Engineer in Portland, OR. Ready to scale a web service with more incoming bits/second than Twitter?  http://newrelic.com/about/jobs
  • Join the team at ROBLOX as a Senior Database Administrator and help us advance our rapidly growing gaming platform with over 30K web hits/sec, 75K+ database requests/sec, and over 1 petabyte of monthly CDN traffic. Sound cool? Apply here.

Fun and Informative Events

  • Integrating location-based capabilities doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Join us for "How to create Geospatial Indexes for Nearest Neighbor and Geofencing queries in Akiban.Register Here
  • 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.
  • Percona announces MySQL training for busy professional: Developer Training for MySQL. Percona is offering savings of over 35% for this course in the month of August.

Cool Products and Services

  • aiCache creates a better user experience by increasing the speed scale and stability of your web-site. Test aiCache acceleration for free.  No sign-up required. http://aicache.com/deploy
  • ElasticHosts launches white-label cloud reseller program offering 30% revenue share on fully rebranded cloud hosting.
  • ScaleOut Software. In-memorry Data Grids for the Enterprise. Download a Free Trial.
  • 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.
  • 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 CDNs to reduce costs.
  • LogicMonitor - Hosted monitoring of your entire technology stack. Dashboards, trending graphs, alerting. Try it free and be up and running in just 15 minutes.
  • AppDynamics is the very first free product designed for troubleshooting Java performance while getting full visibility in production environments. Visit http://www.appdynamics.com/free.
  • CloudSigma. Utility style high performance cloud servers in the US and Europe delivered on all 10GigE networking. Run any OS, take advantage of SSD storage and tailored infrastructure options.

For a longer description of each sponsor, please read more below...


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

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:

  • A technically rich three-track agenda, packed with technical and user sessions
  • Sessions by Orbitz, Tapjoy, IBM, Sabre Holdings, McGraw Hill and more
  • Q&A panel with Couchbase experts.
  • Lunchtime lightning talks.
  • An after party for mingling and networking!

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 chadas@nytimes.com.


{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 jobs@fiftythree.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


Join the team at ROBLOX as a Senior Database Administrator

ROBLOX is a leading user-generated gaming site that makes players the architects of their own 3D worlds, drawing over one billion page views and 21 million in-game hours each month. The site is ranked #1 in the US for total engagement time within the 8-14 year old segment, and is rapidly growing in popularity amongst players aged 15+. Check out our latest news at blog.roblox.com

We are seeking a highly-skilled Senior DBA to join our Infrastructure team and design, architect, and build databases while supporting and optimizing our existing ones. If you are constantly thinking of novel and creative ways to approach high scale challenges, this is your dream job.

To view all of our current opportunities and learn more about ROBLOX, please go to jobs.roblox.com


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.

  • Award-winning cloud servers. Best Cloud Service Winners
  • Fully rebranded web control panel.
  • Perpetual 30% reseller commission.
  • Launch immediately. 

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

Download a Free Trial


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.

 

  • Monitor entire stack with one tool. Keep tabs on power, network, hardware, virtualization, storage, operating systems and applications from a single web-based portal.
  • Flexible email/SMS alert routing & escalation: Ensure the right people get alerted at the right time.
  • Historical trending graphs: Accelerate troubleshooting, improve capacity planning.
  • Customizable dashboards: View all your important metrics on one screen.
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery: Pay-as-you-go monthly subscription eliminates CAPEX costs, upgrade fees, system maintenance.
  • Automation: Eliminate manual configuration. Scale more efficiently, reliably.
  • Affordable: $20 a host per month. Cost per host decreases significantly with volume.  

Try it free and be up and running in just 15 minutes.  


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


CloudSigma

Utility style high performance cloud servers in the US and Europe delivered on all 10GigE networking. Run any OS, take advantage of SSD storage and tailored infrastructure options.

  • Instantly Scalable European Cloud Servers. Create virtual servers in the cloud that are fully scalable and adaptive. Control your servers via our web console or API. CloudSigma gives more power and control over your server infrastructure.
  • Keep control, increase scalability. Subscribe for capacity or pay as you go; with CloudSigma we give you the power and control you need.
  • Competitive Innovative Pricing. Discover transparent pricing and a flexible billing model. Purchase what you need when you need it without resource bundling. We let you purchase CPU, RAM, Storage and bandwidth independently. Create your perfect combination that’s right for you. 
  • 14-day Free Trial. Try our cloud computing products free. 

More information at CloudSigma.


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