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Announcing December 14th Webinar: What Should I Do? Choosing SQL, NoSQL Or Both For Scalable Web Applications

The number of database options facing developers these days is almost overwhelming. In response, the number one question I get at HighScalability.com is: "What should I do?"

Should I go neo-traditional and stay with MySQL and memcached? How can I scale like Facebook without cost or effort? Should I use a graph, key-value, relational, or document data model? Should I deploy in the cloud or in a colo? What consistency model should I use? Can I use transactions anymore? Can I make queries anymore? Who programs these things? Who support these things?

And that's just a start. It can all be so very confusing. In the past there was a standard set of options. A few popular relational databases ruled and your job as a programmer was to force the square peg of your problem into the round hole of the relational database. Not anymore.

In this webinar what I hope to do is help you figure out how to answer the "What should I do" question for yourself, like what I try to do in my blog, only more conversational. We'll take a use case approach. I promise we won't spend 20 minutes on CAP or other eyes-glazing-over topics. We'll try to look at what you need to do and use your requirements to figure out which product, or more likely, set of products to use.

Please register here.

Imo is Hiring an Operations Engineer

Based in Palo Alto, CA, imo is a small startup founded and funded by one of the first ten employees at Google. Our current team consists of top TopCoders, ACM ICPC World Finalists, and medalists of the International Olympiads in Informatics. We work on challenging projects that we choose from the ground up that have direct impact on our users. Our web-based service allows users to hold text, voice, and video chats on multiple instant messaging protocols. Currently supported protocols include AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger. The service is free and requires no user-registration or sign-up. Currently, we have over one million unique accounts active on imo.im over a 30 day period. We are seeking to fill positions in operations engineering, software engineering, marketing, and design.  We also have internships available year-round. The operations engineer position may be most relevant to high scalability readers, so it is included below.

Operations Engineer We are looking for a Jack or Jill of all trades—software engineer, network engineer, and systems/database administrator—to help us build, run, and maintain the systems that power imo.im.  Requirements:

  • BS/MS/PhD in computer science, or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of Linux
  • Scripting knowledge with Shell, Bash, and Python
  • Ability to lift/move ~30 lbs equipment on a regular basis
  • Licensed and willing to drive machines and make frequent trips to data center
  • Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Experience in data center hardware deployment and building scalable infrastructure


  • Making sure imo's servers are up and running at all times
  • Designing and deploying efficient and cost-effective load balancing systems
  • Predicting data center growth
  • Tracking data center issues
  • Automating, streamlining, and documenting data center processes
  • Writing and maintaining installation scripts
  • Debugging hardware, network, and Linux related issues
  • Installing and troubleshooting machines, switches, routers, etc.


  • Competitive salary plus $30k starting bonus and stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Snacks and weekly lunches
  • Gym membership
  • Conference stipend
  • $500/month housing stipend for living in close proximity to our office

To learn more about this opportunity and others see: https://imo.im/jobs.html#operations

At Appirio We're hiring our next 5 core product engineers for one of Silicon's Valley's "mostpromising startups"

Appirio is looking for a handful of hardcore engineers to help us build products to accelerate enterprise adoption of the cloud. We're building the industry's first "cloud broker" technology that will bring together an enterprise's SaaS silos by providing cross-cloud identity, security, data integration, and solution frameworks... all delivered as a service.

Sound interesting? We think so-- we're a Sequoia-backed, Silicon Valley startup, with a small core engineering team passionate about shaping how companies make this once-in-a-generation shift to a cloud-based enterprise architecture.

Appirio is looking for killer engineers who have experience with middleware and web solutions and want to change the way enterprises use these technologies to create solutions in a cloud world. It’ s a fast-moving environment that puts your work in the middle of the cloud revolution.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Own and develop core components in Appirio CloudWorks
  • Develop and work on approaches to topics like security, performance, scalability, and manageability
  • Code primarily in Java
  • Work with Spring DM (Eclipse Virgo), Spring Integration Framework and other open source middleware components
  • Support the work of solutions teams who are building on top of your CloudWorks core components

We launched our product in September-- now we're aggressively looking to build out our core team. Apply here, or email your resume to cloudworks@appirio.com-- tell us why you want to connect the cloud and we’ ll buy you a cup of coffee here at our San Mateo headquarters.

To learn more about this opportunity and others see: http://www.appirio.com/company/cloudworks-jobs.php

Tuenti is hiring both a FrontEnd and BackEnd Engineer

Tuenti is seeking talented engineers to build a fast, reliable data management layer to power Tuenti. This is a full-time position based in our office in central Madrid.

  • Design, implement, and maintain data layer of Tuenti and its services, including validation, storage, and access
  • Apply new data management techniques to support site growth
  • Optimize application performance, with respect to CPU utilization, network traffic, data storage size, response time, and concurrency
  • Write and maintain tests of the data access logic
  • Write documentation for code and tests
  • Analyze and identify bottlenecks in system performance
  • Debug issues based on user report

FrontEnd Engineer

Tuenti is seeking talented both junior and senior engineers to join our Frontend Engineering team. This team develops and maintains all parts of the Tuenti application stack that touch a web browser, covering the full communication flow between the end user and the Tuenti Backend API. Frontend engineers are the engineers who are closest to the product development of Tuenti. Interaction with product management and user support personnel is part of the daily work. The challenges faced every day in extending and improving the Tuenti user experience also require vast knowledge in how to produce highly maintainable and extensible object-oriented code . A frontend engineer must feel the need to build a product that works fast and flawlessly, be passionate about eliminating any problems as soon as they are discovered, and take pride in doing so.

  • Implement and maintain product and technical features of the Tuenti web applications in PHP5 and Javascript
  • Re-factor existing Javascript and PHP code to improve it
  • Implement and maintain automated tests of the Tuenti user interface
  • Write PHP-doc style documentation of all methods and classes implemented
  • Analyse and eliminate security vulnerabilities
  • Debug issues on the web and mobile websites, based on user reports
  • Participate in product development and feature design processes.

For more information for jobs at Tuenti please visit jobs.tuenti.com or contact daniel.mccord@tuenti.com.

Undertone is looking for a Software Engineer and QA Engineer

Senior Software Engineer  - C++/Ruby/SQL
This  position is a senior hands-on C++/Ruby/MySQL developer reporting to the  CTO.  You will be a senior  member of an advanced technology team  focused on developing high transaction volume/ultra low latency web  server technologies.  These servers drive real time, targeted ad  placements on premier websites.

Software Engineer  - C++/Ruby/SQL
This position is a hands-on C++/Ruby/MySQL developer.  You will be a  member of an advanced technology team focused on developing high  transaction volume/ultra low latency web server technologies.  These  servers drive real time, targeted ad placements on premier websites.

QA Engineer – SQL/WEB Software

This  is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the  development of our new proprietary web data server technology. You will  be responsible for testing new web server applications, writing test  plans and test cases, automating commonly executed test scenarios,  performance and load testing.

For more information please visit Software Engineer and QA Engineer.

Learn How Kabam Enlisted Joyent to be the Cloud Environment for its Growing Game Empire

Kabam (formerly Watercooler, Inc.) is a leading developer of social  games on Facebook and other social networks. The company was founded to  connect millions of sports and TV fans through its extensive network of  online fan communities, and has extended that social product expertise  to create innovative and engaging social games. By deploying its  infrastructure on the Joyent cloud, Kabam is able to eliminate many  issues common in social networking-based games.



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