Sponsored Post: IStreamPlanet, Close.Io, Instrumental, Location Labs, Surge, Redis Labs, Jut.Io, VoltDB, Datadog, SignalFx, InMemory.Net, VividCortex, MemSQL, Scalyr, AiScaler, AppDynamics, ManageEngine, Site24x7

Who's Hiring?

  • As a Networking & Systems Software Engineer at iStreamPlanet you’ll be driving the design and implementation of a high-throughput video distribution system. Our cloud-based approach to video streaming requires terabytes of high-definition video routed throughout the world.  You will work in a highly-collaborative, agile environment that thrives on success and eats big challenges for lunch.  Please apply here.
  • As a Scalable Storage Software Engineer at iStreamPlanet you’ll be driving the design and implementation of numerous storage systems including software services, analytics and video archival.  Our cloud-based approach to world-wide video streaming requires performant, scalable, and reliable storage and processing of data.  You will work on small, collaborative teams to solve big problems, where you can see the impact of your work on the business. Please apply here.
  • Close.io is a *profitable* fast-growing SaaS startup looking for a Lead DevOps/Infrastructure engineer to join our ~10 person team in Palo Alto or *remotely*. Come help us improve API performance, tune our databases, tighten up security, setup autoscaling, make deployments faster and safer, scale our MongoDB/Elasticsearch/MySQL/Redis data stores, setup centralized logging, instrument our app with metric collection, set up better monitoring, etc. Learn more and apply here.
  • Location Labs is the global pioneer in mobile security for humans. Our services are used by millions of monthly paying subscribers worldwide. We were named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “most brilliant” companies and TechCrunch said we’ve “cracked the code” for mobile monetization. If you are someone who enjoys the scrappy, get your hands dirty atmosphere of a startup, but has the measured patience and practices to keep things robust, well documented, and repeatable, Location Labs is the place for you. Please apply here.
  • VoltDB's in-memory SQL database combines streaming analytics with transaction processing in a single, horizontal scale-out platform. Customers use VoltDB to build applications that process streaming data the instant it arrives to make immediate, per-event, context-aware decisions. If you want to join our ground-breaking engineering team and make a real impact, apply here.  
  • At Scalyr, we're analyzing multi-gigabyte server logs in a fraction of a second. That requires serious innovation in every part of the technology stack, from frontend to backend. Help us push the envelope on low-latency browser applications, high-speed data processing, and reliable distributed systems. Help extract meaningful data from live servers and present it to users in meaningful ways. At Scalyr, you’ll learn new things, and invent a few of your own. Learn more and apply.
  • 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

  • Surge 2015. Want to mingle with some of the leading practitioners in the scalability, performance, and web operations space? Looking for a conference that isn't just about pitching you highly polished success stories, but that actually puts an emphasis on learning from real world experiences, including failures? Surge is the conference for you.
  • Your event could be here. How cool is that?

Cool Products and Services

  • Instrumental is a hosted real-time application monitoring platform. In the words of one of our customers: "Instrumental is the first place we look when an issue occurs. Graphite was always the last place we looked."
  • Real-time correlation across your logs, metrics and events.  Jut.io just released its operations data hub into beta and we are already streaming in billions of log, metric and event data points each day. Using our streaming analytics platform, you can get real-time monitoring of your application performance, deep troubleshooting, and even product analytics. We allow you to easily aggregate logs and metrics by micro-service, calculate percentiles and moving window averages, forecast anomalies, and create interactive views for your whole organization. Try it for free, at any scale.
  • Datadog is a monitoring service for scaling cloud infrastructures that bridges together data from servers, databases, apps and other tools. Datadog provides Dev and Ops teams with insights from their cloud environments that keep applications running smoothly. Datadog is available for a 14 day free trial at datadoghq.com.
  • Turn chaotic logs and metrics into actionable data. Scalyr replaces all your tools for monitoring and analyzing logs and system metrics. Imagine being able to pinpoint and resolve operations issues without juggling multiple tools and tabs. Get visibility into your production systems: log aggregation, server metrics, monitoring, intelligent alerting, dashboards, and more. Trusted by companies like Codecademy and InsideSales. Learn more and get started with an easy 2-minute setup. Or see how Scalyr is different if you're looking for a Splunk alternative or Sumo Logic alternative.
  • SignalFx: just launched an advanced monitoring platform for modern applications that's already processing 10s of billions of data points per day. SignalFx lets you create custom analytics pipelines on metrics data collected from thousands or more sources to create meaningful aggregations--such as percentiles, moving averages and growth rates--within seconds of receiving data. Start a free 30-day trial!
  • InMemory.Net provides a Dot Net native in memory database for analysing large amounts of data. It runs natively on .Net, and provides a native .Net, COM & ODBC apis for integration. It also has an easy to use language for importing data, and supports standard SQL for querying data. http://InMemory.Net
  • VividCortex goes beyond monitoring and measures the system's work on your servers, providing unparalleled insight and query-level analysis. This unique approach ultimately enables your team to work more effectively, ship more often, and delight more customers.
  • 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/
  • aiScaler, aiProtect, aiMobile Application Delivery Controller with integrated Dynamic Site Acceleration, Denial of Service Protection and Mobile Content Management. Also available on Amazon Web Services. Free instant trial, 2 hours of FREE deployment support, 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...

Close.io is Hiring a DevOps Engineer


At Close.io we’re building the sales communication platform of the future. We’ve built a next-generation CRM that eliminates manual data entry and helps sales teams close more deals. We are hiring engineers to help us unify the world's sales calls and emails into one beautiful workflow.

Our backend tech stack currently includes Ubuntu, Python (Flask, Gunicorn, Celery, Fabric), Elasticsearch, MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, New Relic, and Puppet on AWS (EC2, ELB, RDS, ElastiCache, S3, CloudFormation, VPC, etc.). Our backend primarily serves a well-documented public API that our front-end consumes.


We're looking for a full-time dev-ops person to join our core team who has significant experience configuring, managing, and monitoring servers and backend services at scale.


  • Improve API performance
  • Tune our MySQL database, diagnosing capacity issues and causes of deadlocks
  • Tighten up security of our servers
  • Automate more processes
  • Setup autoscaling of our workers
  • Make our deployments faster and safer
  • Scale our Elasticsearch and MongoDB clusters to support our growing data sizes
  • Make sure our backup and recovery procedures are well tested
  • Implement a centralized logging system
  • Instrument our application with more metrics and create dashboards
  • Remove single points of failure in our architecture
  • Build a great culture, product, and business as one of the first 5 engineering hires


  • Have real world experience building scalable systems, working with large data sets, and troubleshooting various back-end challenges under pressure
  • Have significant experience with *nix, Python, MySQL, bash, and Puppet or similar back-end systems and frameworks
  • Experience configuring monitoring, logging, and other tools to provide visibility and actionable alerts
  • Understand the full web stack, networking, and low level Unix computing
  • Always be thinking of ways improve reliability, performance, and scalability of an infrastructure
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable with responsibility


  • For the personal growth experience of helping build a truly successful SaaS company with a stellar team where you can have a huge impact.
  • Above market salary, equity, healthcare, dental, and retirement benefits package
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world, or from our HQ in Palo Alto, CA with a beautiful view. Just be willing to do a bit of traveling every quarter for some face-to-face time with the whole team.

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Location Labs is Hiring a DevOps Engineer

Are you someone who can efficiently spin up and maintain large production Linux deployments? Can you troubleshoot systems in the middle of the night as well as design them so that you don't have to wake up?

If so, and you want to work with some of the best in the business, you will probably love the Infrastructure Group at Location Labs.

We enjoy building and maintaining reliable software and networks that serve our products and customers.

We expect an Infrastructure Engineer to:

  • Be fluent in Linux fundamentals (GNU Tools, Shell scripting)
  • Be fluent in development practices (version control, code review, release and deploy)
  • Experienced in configuration management / server orchestration - Ansible is preferred
  • Be strong in at least one dynamic programming language - Python is preferred
  • Be able to troubleshoot networking issues across most layers of the stack
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have a sense of humor

About Location Labs: Location Labs is the leader in mobile consumer products that enhance the personal safety of millions of users. We are a profitable, rapidly growing company that just made the Inc 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US--for the fourth straight year. Our engineers work closely with major device manufacturers, platform providers and network operators worldwide to provide cutting-edge solutions leveraging remote mobile device locator and management tools. Our company is redefining the market with a refreshing take on location services and the way in which mobile devices are managed.

Please apply here.

Surge 2015 September 23-25, National Harbor, MD

Want to mingle with some of the leading practitioners in the scalability, performance, and web operations space? Looking for a conference that isn't just about pitching you highly polished success stories, but that actually puts an emphasis on learning from real world experiences, including failures? Surge is the conference for you.

At OmniTI, we've been doing scalability and performance consulting for more than a decade. While many look to us as industry experts, each year we host the Surge conference with an eye toward bringing together those speakers and topics that we find need further discussion, from new technologies to current trends, and where those things have led us astray.

Now in its sixth year, the conference alumni list includes some of the best people working on the internet today, including past speakers like John Allspaw, Camille Fournier, Brendan Gregg, Neil Gunther, and Gwen Shapira. If your work involves using the internet for mission critical systems, you need to be at Surge 2015: The Scalability and Performance Conference.

Jut.io just released its operations data hub into beta

Real-time correlation across your logs, metrics and events. Most organizations are being forced to stitch together a bunch of narrow operations tools to get a complete picture of what's going on in their software and SaaS offerings. Jut's operations data hub is a new approach. We've built a streaming analytics platform that allows you to stream in your logs, metrics, and events into one unified framework and easily correlate them for better visibility into how your application is performance and what it's doing.

With Jut you can now ask questions about your system the way you want. Our dataflow language Juttle allows you to:

  • Troubleshoot and visualize logs, metrics, and events in real-time
  • Provide self-service, code-driven analytics to your entire dev and ops teams
  • Easily perform aggregations, rollups, percentiles, and group-by functions
  • Extract and store time-series metrics from logs
  • Integrate with your operations environment, including slack, pagerduty, hipchat, and more
  • Create interactive dashboards that are programmed to work exactly the way you want

You can leverage our dataflow language as a way to flexibly create analytics for your organization exactly the way you'd like. We give you full control and flexibility so that you don't hit dead ends as you explore your data. Start by bringing in data from collectd, statsd, syslog, github, and events directly from your application. Are you curious as to what you're software is doing? If so, you'll love Jut. Try us free, at any scale during open beta.

VoltDB In-Memory Database

VoltDB is an in-memory, scale-out SQL database designed to accelerate the development of streaming data applications. Built from the ground up, VoltDB delivers high transaction performance, fast ingestion, real-time analytics against incoming data streams, and the ability to make real-time decisions against each event in the data stream. VoltDB enables developers to create new data-driven applications such as real-time application of user segments/scoring, micro-personalization, and request/response applications that require real-time decision-making against fast data flows.

VoltDB is a full featured fast data platform that has all of the data processing capabilities of Apache Storm or Spark Streaming, but adds a tightly coupled, blazing fast ACID-relational database, scalable ingestion with backpressure, and all with the flexibility and interactivity of SQL queries.

Learn more.

See across systems, apps and services

With turn-key integrations, Datadog seamlessly aggregates metrics and events across your entire infrastructure including components such as:

  • SaaS and Cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
  • Automation tools such as Chef and Puppet
  • Monitoring and instrumentation such as New Relic, Nagios, PagerDuty, Slack and StatsD
  • Source control and bug tracking including GitHub and BitBucket
  • Databases and common server components such as MongoDB, MySQL, Redis and Postgres

Build real-time interactive dashboards

Datadog supports full-text structured search over all the event data it integrates, allowing you to:

  • See who did what, comment, and collaborate on issues in context with production data
  • Zero-in on the code changes, relevant config updates or scheduled jobs that impacted performance
  • Correlate events and metrics to find the root cause!

Instrument your apps, write new integrations

Datadog comes with full API access to enable you to capture what makes your infrastructure special:

  • Capture events and metrics from your own applications using our client libraries
  • Tag servers or query Datadog in command-line
  • Generate and upload JSON-formatted dashboards
  • Use our Restful HTTP API for full Data access

Get alerted on critical issues

Datadog notifies you of performance problems, whether they affect a single host or a massive cluster

  • Receive alerts on any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
  • Get alert notifications via e-mail and PagerDuty
  • Mute all alerts with 1 click during upgrades and maintenance
  • See at a glance where alerts are happening in your environment

Datadog is available for a 14 day free trial at datadoghq.com.

SignalFx - A Modern Monitoring Platform Built on Streaming Analytics

SignalFx - A Modern Monitoring Platform Built on Streaming Analytics

Built after real world experience running apps at massive scale with 100s of 1000s of systems. SignalFx can take all your metrics and events, at frequencies up to every second and at any scale. SignalFx takes care of the infrastructure and plumbing to process, store, and run analytics against that data in real time.

The SignalFlow analytics engine lets you apply custom analytics pipeline to the data as it comes in, including functions like sums, percentiles, moving averages, and standard deviations. The output of analytics pipelines is within seconds of the raw data and can be compared against historical data and analytics side by side.

SignalFx can handle multidimensional metrics and any additional metadata you need to model, filter, group by, and aggregate metrics.

Use collectd, StatsD, DropWizard Metrics, any other open source metrics collection tools, or use SignalFx's open source client libraries to instrument your code and send metrics. SignalFx also provides an open source proxy to drop into existing metrics environments. Learn More.

VividCortex Allows IT Teams to Be More Efficient

VividCortex is more than the world's best database monitoring solution, it's also a collaborative tool for problem-solving. Easy integration with chat, deep-linking, quick sharing, and other features make it a snap to show your teammates exactly what you're looking at. Use VividCortex in development and staging to catch problems before they're released to production. VividCortex is powerful yet intuitive, so development teams can self-service, analyzing production query and server behavior without needing to involve DBAs or operations staff.

If you are interested in learning how VividCortex has empowered developers and sysadmins, read our case studies, and if you would like to improve your database systems, sign up for a free trial today.

VividCortex is the new face of database monitoring. It goes beyond charts and graphs, and instead measures the work being done by your system. Unparalleled insight saves you time and money while enabling you to delight customers.

Scalyr -- The Solution to Your Operational Diagnostics Woes

Scalyr gives you instant visibility of your production systems, helping you turn chaotic logs and system metrics into actionable data at interactive speeds. Don't be limited by the slow and narrow capabilities of traditional log management tools. View and analyze all your logs and system metrics from multiple sources in one place. Get enterprise-grade functionality with sane pricing and insane performance. Learn more and try it today.

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.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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