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Who's Hiring?

  • DevOps Engineer for Wikia. Wikia is the go-to place for fan content that is created entirely by fans! As a Quantcast Top 20 site with over 120 million monthly uniques we are tackling very interesting problems at a scale you won't find at many other places. We embrace a DevOps culture and are looking to expand our team with people that are excited about working with just about every piece of our stack. You'll also partner with our platform team as they break down the monolith and move towards service oriented architecture. Please apply here.

  • Engineer Manager - Platform. At Wikia we're tackling interesting problems at a scale you won't find at many other places. We're a Quantcast Top 20 site with over 120 million monthly uniques. 100% of the content on our 400,000+ communities is user generated. That combination of scale and UGC creates some pretty compelling challenges and on top of that we're working on moving away from a monolithic architecture and actively working on finding the best technologies to best suit each individual piece of our platform. We're currently in search of an experienced Engineer Manager to help drive this process. Please apply here.

  • Campanja is an Internet advertising optimization company born in the cloud and today we are one of the nordics bigger AWS consumers, the time has come for us to the embrace the next generation of cloud infrastructure. We believe in immutable infrastructure, container technology and micro services, we hope to use PaaS when we can get away with it but consume at the IaaS layer when we have to. Please apply here.

  • Performance and Scale EngineerSprout Social, will be like a physical trainer for the Sprout social media management platform: you will evaluate and make improvements to keep our large, diverse tech stack happy, healthy, and, most importantly, fast. You'll work up and down our back-end stack - from our RESTful API through to our myriad data systems and into the Java services and Hadoop clusters that feed them - searching for SPOFs, performance issues, and places where we can shore things up. Apply here.

  • UI EngineerAppDynamics, founded in 2008 and lead by proven innovators, is looking for a passionate UI Engineer to design, architect, and develop our their user interface using the latest web and mobile technologies. Make the impossible possible and the hard easy. Apply here.

  • Software Engineer - Infrastructure & Big DataAppDynamics, leader in next generation solutions for managing modern, distributed, and extremely complex applications residing in both the cloud and the data center, is looking for a Software Engineers (All-Levels) to design and develop scalable software written in Java and MySQL for backend component of software that manages application architectures. Apply here.

Fun and Informative Events

  • Sign Up for New Aerospike Training Courses.  Aerospike now offers two certified training courses; Aerospike for Developers and Aerospike for Administrators & Operators, to help you get the most out of your deployment.  Find a training course near you. http://www.aerospike.com/aerospike-training/

Cool Products and Services

  • MemSQL provides a distributed in-memory database for high value data. It's designed to handle extreme data ingest and store the data for real-time, streaming and historical analysis using SQL. MemSQL also cost effectively supports both application and ad-hoc queries concurrently across all data. Start a free 30 day trial here: http://www.memsql.com/

  • Aerospike Hits 1M writes per second with 6x Fewer Servers than Cassandra. A new Google Compute Engine benchmark demonstrates how the Aerospike database hit 1 million writes per second with just 50 nodes - compared to Cassandra's 300 nodes. Read the benchmark: http://www.aerospike.com/blog/1m-wps-6x-fewer-servers-than-cassandra/

  • Hypertable Inc. Announces New UpTime Support Subscription Packages. The developer of Hypertable, an open-source, high-performance, massively scalable database, announces three new UpTime support subscription packages – Premium 24/7, Enterprise 24/7 and Basic. 24/7/365 support packages start at just $1995 per month for a ten node cluster -- $49.95 per machine, per month thereafter. For more information visit us on the Web at http://www.hypertable.com/. Connect with Hypertable: @hypertable--Blog.

  • FoundationDB launches SQL Layer. SQL Layer is an ANSI SQL engine that stores its data in the FoundationDB Key-Value Store, inheriting its exceptional properties like automatic fault tolerance and scalability. It is best suited for operational (OLTP) applications with high concurrency. Users of the Key Value store will have free access to SQL Layer. SQL Layer is also open source, you can get started with it on GitHub as well.

  • Diagnose server issues from a single tab. The Scalyr log management tool replaces all your monitoring and analysis services with one, so you can pinpoint and resolve issues without juggling multiple tools and tabs. It's a universal tool for visibility into your production systems. Log aggregation, server metrics, monitoring, alerting, dashboards, and more. Not just “hosted grep” or “hosted graphs,” but enterprise-grade functionality with sane pricing and insane performance. Trusted by in-the-know companies like Codecademy – try it free!

  • aiScaler, aiProtect, aiMobile Application Delivery Controller with integrated Dynamic Site Acceleration, Denial of Service Protection and Mobile Content Management. Cloud deployable. Free instant trial, no sign-up required.  http://aiscaler.com/

  • ManageEngine Applications Manager : Monitor physical, virtual and Cloud Applications.

  • www.site24x7.com : Monitor End User Experience from a global monitoring network.

If any of these items interest you there's a full description of each sponsor below. Please click to read more...


DevOps Engineer for Wikia

At Wikia we're tackling interesting problems at a scale you won't find at many other places. We're a Quantcast Top 20 site with over 120 million monthly uniques. 100% of the content on our 400,000+ communities is user generated. That combination of scale and UGC creates some pretty compelling challenges but those challenges will be balanced by a culture that emphasizes a sane approach to work and having a life outside of the office. We’ve also got one of the tightest relationships between ops and dev of any company in the valley.

Our DevOps role will give you lots of opportunities to broaden your experience as you work on myriad challenges and touch just about every piece of our stack (LAMP with Java, Scala, Clojure and Go components using python as our primary infrastructure language, Chef for configuration management and a bit of ruby and PERL thrown in). A main focus will be automation as you maintain and monitor existing tools to automate deployment of code across a variety of environments and work on new projects to instrument and scale our service and security initiatives like penetration testing and security validation. Your work will be split about evenly between clearly defined projects and the stuff that just tends to pop up. You’ll partner closely with our platform team as they break down the monolith that has been our code base up til now.

Please apply here.


Campanja is Hiring

Campanja is an Internet advertising optimization company born in the cloud and today we are one of the nordics bigger AWS consumers.

We only ever owned 5 physical servers and we sent them to be destructed many years ago.

We deliver the best performance in the PPC market by building the best models and constantly bidding each keyword to its optimal price point.

Our current cloud is deployed in a predictable and reproducable way, we use Puppet for config management, we spin up instances via the Amazon EC2 API, we use ZooKeeper for strong co-ordination. We use NoSQL and SQL, our bag is full of tricks; Erlang services, predictive models in Python, Hadoop jobs in Clojure, but we are not content - we don’t settle for average.

Indeed, we do believe that the time has come for us to the embrace the next generation of cloud infrastructure. We believe in immutable infrastructure, container technology and micro services, we hope to use PaaS when we can get away with it but consume at the IaaS layer when we have to.

This is a call to arms!

A 20-odd developer crew based in Stockholm is looking for willing, daring and visionary folks with a DevOps background who want to join our journey to a next gen platform and beyond.

http://campanja.com/jobs/#senior-engineer-with-devops-focus-stockholm


Hypertable Inc. Announces New UpTime Support Subscription Packages

24/7/365 support packages start at just $1995 per month for a ten node cluster -- $49.95 per machine, per month thereafter.

Hypertable Inc., the developer of Hypertable, an open-source, high-performance, massively scalable database, announces three new UpTime support subscription packages – Premium 24/7, Enterprise 24/7 and Basic. 24/7/365 support packages start at just $1995 per month for a ten node cluster -- $49.95 per machine, per month thereafter.

The new Hypertable UpTime Support Subscriptions offer maximum uptime assurance to organizations who depend on their scalable database infrastructure to meet their business objectives. An UpTime support subscription provides your organization with round-the-clock service, helping to minimize the risk and maximize the value of your big data application.

For more information, please call +1 650.401.6038 or visit us on the Web at http://www.hypertable.com/. Connect with Hypertable: @hypertable -- Blog


Scalyr -- The Solution to Your Operational Diagnostics Woes

You're running multiple systems on multiple servers. "ssh into the server and tail the log" is no longer a viable strategy for investigating problems. Old school graphing, alerting, and log-grep tools give you too little visibility for too much effort.

Scalyr is your universal tool for visibility into your production systems, providing centralized log management, server metrics, monitoring, alerting, dashboards, log parsing, and more. Don't be limited by the narrow capabilities of traditional tools. All of your operational data -- logs, metrics, and more -- in one place, where you can explore, filter, and analyze at interactive speeds. Enterprise-grade functionality with sane pricing and insane performance. View the feature list to learn more.


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://aiscaler.com/deploy


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/freetrial


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

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.


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Reader Comments (1)

A response from the comments in Google's blog post:
Nicolas Janin1 month ago (edited) - Shared publicly

I'm sorry but as impressive as your result is, you didn't perform the same test as the Cassandra bench: you wrote 100M records with a replication factor of 2 (not super reliable), while they wrote 3B records (i.e 30 times more) with a rep factor of 3 and a majority quorum of 2. That means that everything could be done in memory for Aerospkike without even having to hit the disks. What would have been really interesting is see what happens when the dataset is much larger than the memory of a single node, - or even better -, than half of the total memory of the cluster.

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I find this interesting. I get this is a paid advertisement, but the comparison seems to be purposefully flawed...

Sure, you can handle a larger number of writes if your dataset fits in ram, writes to fewer hosts, and use a DB optimized specifically for keeping a dataset entirely in RAM.

January 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph Nicholas Yarbrough

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