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Who's Hiring?

  • Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online team is building the next generation of software development tools in the cloud out in Durham, North Carolina. Come help us build innovative workflows around Git and continuous deployment, help solve the Git scale problem or help us build a best-in-class web experience. Learn more and apply.
  • 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.
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Cool Products and Services

  • Librato, a SolarWinds Cloud company, is a hosted monitoring platform for real-time operations and performance analytics. Easily add metrics from any source using turnkey solutions such as the AWS Cloudwatch integration, or by leveraging any of over 100 open source collection agents and language bindings. Librato is loved equally by DevOps and data engineers. Start using Librato today. Full-featured and free for 30 days.
  • MongoDB Management Made Easy. Gain confidence in your backup strategy. MongoDB Cloud Manager makes protecting your mission critical data easy, without the need for custom backup scripts and storage. Start your 30 day free trial today.
  • In a recent benchmark for NoSQL databases on the AWS cloud, Redis Labs Enterprise Cluster's performance had obliterated Couchbase, Cassandra and Aerospike in this real life, write-intensive use case. Full backstage pass and and all the juicy details are available in this downloadable report.
  • 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.
  • In a recent benchmark conducted on Google Compute Engine, Couchbase Server 3.0 outperformed Cassandra by 6x in resource efficiency and price/performance. The benchmark sustained over 1 million writes per second using only one-sixth as many nodes and one-third as many cores as Cassandra, resulting in 83% lower cost than Cassandra. Download Now.
  • 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 MySQL and PostgreSQL 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.

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Librato is a hosted monitoring platform for real-time operations and performance analytics

How would you design a monitoring infrastructure for your distributed application?  Would you write a host-based agent that had to be installed everywhere or a complicated byte-code proxy layer that sits between your code and the interpreter? What interface would you design and how would you store, retrieve, and analyze the data?  If you're imagining a web service that implements a simple, common, HTTP interface for metrics data, you might be interested in Librato.

Librato is a REST-API that accepts metrics data via HTTP.  You can directly instrument your worker threads from the inside with our language bindings, install our plug-ins in your Nginx servers, or use our turn-key AWS and Heroku integrations. You can even throw numbers at us from the commandline with cURL. Any data you want, from any part of your system, to a common, highly-available interface, in a common data format, backed by a scalable, bulletproof persistence layer and a gorgeous, responsive UI.

Librato is the monitoring infrastructure that you would make for yourself if it didn't already exist today, up and running right now, just waiting for your data. Save yourself magnitudes of effort and expense, and join world-class teams like Slack, Travis Ci, and TellApart who rely on Librato every day to provide critical visibility into their webscale distributed systems.

free for 30 days

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.

Couchbase Server Outperforms Cassandra by 6X on Google Cloud

If you want big data to be meaningful, you need to be able to serve that data effectively to your applications. And if you want your big data applications to support terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands to millions of users, while sustaining throughput that keeps those users happy, you need a database that performs at scale.

Benchmarks are an important tool to show potential customers how a vendor’s product can support the customer’s application requirements and can scale as those requirements evolve. For that reason, Couchbase is excited to release their latest benchmark and announce that Couchbase Server was able to sustain "One Million Writes Per Second with Just 50 Nodes of Google Compute Engine."

This Couchbase benchmark was modeled after a similar test that was run with Cassandra on Google Cloud, and published recently on that same Google Blog. While Cassandra was also able to sustain 1 million writes per second. Couchbase Server was able to achieve that result with 1/6th the nodes of Google Cloud, and 1/3rd the total cores required by Cassandra.

Because Couchbase Server required far fewer resources as Cassandra the run the benchmark, it also would cost a lot less to run that workload in production. In fact, using Google Cloud pricing as of early May, Couchbase Server could sustain 1 million ops/sec for 83% lower cost than Cassandra. At whatever level of performance you require, this huge cost advantage translates to your actual workloads and production applications, and results in significant, sustained savings..

The full report includes complete configuration details and results of the two main benchmark configurations: http://info.couchbase.com/Benchmark_Cassandra_on_Google_Compute_Engine.html

VividCortex Announces Product Integrations and Partner Program for Database Monitoring

VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, recently introduced integrations with PagerDuty, HipChat, VictorOps and Slack, Heroku support and partner program. As data grows exponentially, the performance of diverse, distributed systems becomes more difficult to monitor and optimize. VividCortex has developed a unique suite of tools to see what is happening on production servers with unmatched detail, and the latest advancements further expand the robust solution.

Baron Schwartz, the CEO, is quoted,“Monitoring does not exist in a vacuum, and building strong relationships with other products and companies at a technical and business level is a priority for us.We always planned for this, but we didn’t plan for the demand.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please visit our partner page, 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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