Sponsored Post: Surge, FiftyThree, ROBLOX, Percona, Palantir, ElasticHosts, Atlantic.Net, ScaleOut, New Relic, NetDNA, GigaSpaces, AiCache, Logic Monitor, AppDynamics, CloudSigma, ManageEngine, Site24x7
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:15AM
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Surge 2012: The Scalability and Performance Conference

Surge is more than an event, it's a chance to identify emerging trends and meet the architects behind established technologies. Learn from their mistakes and see how their victories can power your business forward.

Special, High Scalability Reader Rate: 25% off registration--now through September 21!

{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.

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

Palantir Technologies is Hiring a Software Engineer (Palo Alto, CA)

We need world-class engineers to develop our information exploration technologies. The problem space includes everything from exploring huge information sets to presenting complex information in an easily digestible form for end-users.

We are looking for talented and passionate software engineers who love to code and aren’t intimidated by challenging problems. We brew 6.0-style Java and know the open-source world inside out. We are designing algorithms to solve novel search problems across heterogeneous information. Our information exploration technology allows analysts to understand complex relationships.


To learn more click here.

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.

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.

High Scalability without breaking your budget - Free Trial Offer!

Interested in high scalability and ultra-fast cloud infrastructure with the highest throughput and lowest latency? Atlantic.Net can help with industry leading cloud servers backed by ultra-fast 40 Gigabits 4x Quad Rate Infiniband speeds, high throughput, low latency and newest RDMA technology. Deploy Windows or Linux scalable servers in the cloud in seconds from only 1.3 cents per hour. Now you can test drive your favorite cloud with a free trial offer from Atlantic.Net!

You will enjoy pay as go, up to second billing, world class data center infrastructure, guaranteed access to resources, no contracts or commitments, free trial and free setup. Learn more about Atlantic.Net Cloud Servers and do not forget to test drive the cloud with a free setup and free trial offer!

For more information, please visit Atlantic.Net at http://www.atlantic.net

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.

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.


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.


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

ManageEngine Applications Manager

ManageEngine provides Enterprise IT Management suite of products. ManageEngine Applications Manager helps SaaS companies monitor their production applications and helps keep costs low.
There is out-of-the-box support for monitoring application servers, database servers, servers and web servers from a single web console. In addition to support for IBM Applications, Oracle Apps and Microsoft applications, there is deep support for Open Source Applications like JBoss, Memcached, LAMP stack etc.  Pricing starts at $795 for monitoring 25 servers or applications. Learn more about the Application Performance Monitoring tool.


Site24x7.com (from ZOHO) is a Website and Web Application Monitoring service. It helps you ensure your shopping carts and other web transactions work. It also helps you monitor the performance of your websites from a global point of presence. You can Sign Up for a Free Trial. The Professional Edition starts at $1 / Month. Learn more about the Website Monitoring Service.


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.

More information at CloudSigma.

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