Sponsored Post: Newrelic, Cloudkick, Strata, EA, Joyent, CloudSigma, ManageEngine, Site24x7

Who's Hiring?

Fun and Informative Events

  • A new round of Membase meetups have been planned for January 2011 for San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver and Chicago.
  • O'Reilly' Strata Making Data Work Conference on February 1-3, 2011 Santa Clara, CA. Strata is a new conference from O'Reilly, focusing on the business and practice of data.

Cool Products and Services

  • Newrelic - What are you doing to ensure the performance of your apps?
  • Cloudkick - monitor & manage your servers better with a FREE Cloudkick developer account.
  • Join two game developers in a Joyent-sponsored webinar, You’ve Got Game: Planning for the Successful Scale and Performance of Your Cloud-based Game http://bit.ly/eAPt2s
  • CloudSigma. Instantly scalable European cloud servers.
  • ManageEngine Applications Manager : Monitor physical, virtual and Cloud Applications.
  • www.site24x7.com : Monitor End User Experience from a global monitoring network.

Newrelic - What are you doing to to ensure the performance of your apps?

These days, "app" has become a household word and companies are banging them out faster than you can say "friend me." But high productivity/high output however, does not necessarily mean excellent application scalability and performance. With the right tools in place, any organization can deploy highly scalable apps that meet end-user demands-- and business goals. More than 6,000 organizations around the world use New Relic RPM, a SaaS-based application performance management tool that lets developers monitor, troubleshoot and tune live production web apps. With support for Ruby, PHP, .NET and Java, you can start seeing in-depth performance metrics for your web applications in 2 minutes. Check out our blog to see how companies like Groupon manages to scale their ever-growing service with RPM. Better yet, just sign up for a free account today to start chipping away at bottlenecks and scale, scale, scale.

If you're passionate about scaling polyglot systems (a few hundred thousand requests per minute) and helping others manage system scalability, we've got a few job openings too. Check us out! Your app could be faster, and you know it!

Electronic Art's is Hiring

Join one of Electronic Art's most successful online businesses - Pogo.com! Pogo, a leader in online casual games, is EA’s largest online game site with more than 15 million monthly unique visitors and over 30% of all minutes spent playing online casual games in the US. Rated as one of the top 50 websites in 2010, Pogo has exciting new plans for the future and is seeking talented individuals to join our team.

QA Engineer

The QA Engineer supports the scalability and testability of the Pogo feature sets through load testing, automation and code reviews. The QA Engineer tests the more complex engineering features by applying technical skills in client/server software development, with strong emphasis in Load Testing, to include designing, implementation and maintenance. Also in this role, you will develop and perform requirements based testing, integration testing, automated regression testing and automated unit testing, and use of debugging tools is also required. The person in this role must be able to work in both waterfall and agile development, some cases simultaneously. You must be willing to work closely with test leads, development teams, producers and others within the organization and/or with teams abroad to continually evaluate and improve the software development and testing processes.


Cloud Architect

In this role you will report to the Senior Technical Director. You’ll provide senior technical leadership to advance the Pogo technology platform to support the rapid expanding audience from web, social networks, and mobile devices worldwide, while maintaining a scalable, robust, and stable infrastructure to support ongoing worldwide rapid iterative product development.


A New Round of Membase Meetups for January 2011

A new round of Membase meetups have been planned for January 2011 for San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver and Chicago. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Membase Overview
  • Use Cases and Customer Examples
  • Membase Architecture
  • Membase Demo
  • Developing with Membase - Key-Value Basics
  • Developing with Membase - NodeCode Modules

Pizza and beer and membase.org t-shirts are complimentary at each event. Dates and registration information is below:

Follow Membase on Twitter to get reminders about these events, or contact meetup@membase.com for more information or to help organize a Membase gathering in your area.

Monitor and Manage Your Servers Better with Cloudkick

Monitor & manage your servers better with a FREE Cloudkick developer account. Try all Cloudkick’s tools on a single node for as long as you want; no commitment and no charge.

  • Easy-to-use dashboard or API access
  • Aggregate data to see trends on slick graphs
  • Change logs with notation on graphs
  • Custom alerts and fault detection that only the big guys have
  • Compare your performance to thousands of other public cloud servers
  • Seamless upgrade later if you are ready for our premium plan

For more information please see https://www.cloudkick.com/developers

See how Joyent's Cloud Solutions Support Game Studios from Game Concept to Launch

Casual and social game developers and publishers quickly move up the AppData and iTunes leaderboards with gains in daily active users (DAU) and monthly active users (MAU) when running on Joyent’s public cloud.

Unlike traditional console games, online games must readily handle millions of users without disruption of play. You need to rapidly provision, deploy, and scale up and down your high availability environments when your games are under dynamic load. To be really successful, you want an experienced partner that understands your technology stack and is responsive to your needs.

Joyent’s suite of three cost effective game solutions and customer support services collectively act as your operations staff while you focus on what you do best – create rich user experiences across levels of play.



  • Instantly Scalable European Cloud Servers. Create virtual servers in the cloud that are fully scalable and adaptive. Control your servers via our web console or API. CloudSigma gives more power and control over your server infrastructure.
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  • Competitive Innovative Pricing. Discover transparent pricing and a flexible billing model. Purchase what you need when you need it without resource bundling. We let you purchase CPU, RAM, Storage and bandwidth independently. Create your perfect combination that’s right for you.
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More information at CloudSigma.

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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