Sponsored Post: zanox Group, Varnish, LaunchDarkly, Swrve, Netflix, Aerospike, TrueSight Pulse, Redis Labs, InMemory.Net, VividCortex, MemSQL, Scalyr, AiScaler, AppDynamics, ManageEngine, Site24x7

Who's Hiring?

  • The zanox Group are looking for a Senior Architect. We're looking for someone smart and pragmatic to help our engineering teams build fast, scalable and reliable solutions for our industry leading affiliate marketing platform. The role will involve a healthy mixture of strategic thinking and hands-on work - there are no ivory towers here! Our stack is diverse and interesting. You can apply for the role in either London or Berlin.

  • Swrve -- In November we closed a $30m funding round, and we’re now expanding our engineering team based in Dublin (Ireland). Our mobile marketing platform is powered by 8bn+ events a day, processed in real time. We’re hiring intermediate and senior backend software developers to join the existing team of thirty engineers. Sound like fun? Come join us.

  • Senior Service Reliability Engineer (SRE): Drive improvements to help reduce both time-to-detect and time-to-resolve while concurrently improving availability through service team engagement.  Ability to analyze and triage production issues on a web-scale system a plus. Find details on the position here: https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/434

  • Manager - Performance Engineering: Lead the world-class performance team in charge of both optimizing the Netflix cloud stack and developing the performance observability capabilities which 3rd party vendors fail to provide.  Expert on both systems and web-scale application stack performance optimization. Find details on the position here https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/860482

  • Software Engineer (DevOps). You are one of those rare engineers who loves to tinker with distributed systems at high scale. You know how to build these from scratch, and how to take a system that has reached a scalability limit and break through that barrier to new heights. You are a hands on doer, a code doctor, who loves to get something done the right way. You love designing clean APIs, data models, code structures and system architectures, but retain the humility to learn from others who see things differently. Apply to AppDynamics

  • Software Engineer (C++). You will be responsible for building everything from proof-of-concepts and usability prototypes to deployment- quality code. You should have at least 1+ years of experience developing C++ libraries and APIs, and be comfortable with daily code submissions, delivering projects in short time frames, multi-tasking, handling interrupts, and collaborating with team members. Apply to AppDynamics

Fun and Informative Events

  • Varnish Summits are a worldwide event series where Varnish customers, partners, open source users and other enthusiasts come together to network and learn.  At the summits Varnish Software's experts and core developers do a deep dive into technical best practices and offer workshops for both new and advanced Varnish users.

Cool Products and Services

  • Containers & Databases: From Development to Deployment with Docker and Aerospike. What is Docker and why is it important to Developers, Admins and DevOps when they are using Aerospike, the high performance NoSQL Database? Find out in this on-demand webinar by Alvin Richards, VP of Product at Aerospike. The video includes an interactive demo showcasing the core Docker components (Machine, Engine, Swarm and Compose) and how Aerospike makes developing & deploying multi-container applications simpler. The slides are shared here.

  • Dev teams are using LaunchDarkly’s Feature Flags as a Service to get unprecedented control over feature launches. LaunchDarkly allows you to cleanly separate code deployment from rollout. We make it super easy to enable functionality for whoever you want, whenever you want. See how it works.

  • TrueSight Pulse is SaaS IT performance monitoring with one-second resolution, visualization and alerting. Monitor on-prem, cloud, VMs and containers with custom dashboards and alert on any metric. Start your free trial with no code or credit card.

  • Turn chaotic logs and metrics into actionable data. Scalyr is a tool your entire team will love. Get visibility into your production issues without juggling multiple tools and tabs. Loved and used by teams at Codecademy, ReturnPath, and InsideSales. Learn more today or see why Scalyr is a great alternative to Splunk.

  • 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 measures your database servers’ work (queries), not just global counters. If you’re not monitoring query performance at a deep level, you’re missing opportunities to boost availability, turbocharge performance, ship better code faster, and ultimately delight more customers. VividCortex is a next-generation SaaS platform that helps you find and eliminate database performance problems at scale.

  • 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...

Swrve is Hiring

Swrve makes it easy for mobile marketers to deliver personalized user experiences by sending in-app and push notifications to targeted and optimized segments of users in real-time. We also provide a full analytics package, a world-class A/B testing suite, and advanced integrations with [all of the tools marketing teams use|https://www.swrve.com/product/swrve-amplify-meet-our-partners/] to market, sell, and support their customers. In November we closed a $30m funding round and we’re now expanding our engineering team based in Dublin (Ireland).

Our platform is integrated in some of the world's most successful mobile apps, with over 1.5 billion SDK installs across iOS and Android. We process 8+ billion events each day in real time on our distributed array of event processors, and our clients have delivered more than one billion mobile messages using the platform.

Our entire system is hosted in the AWS cloud, and has a mix of Rails, Java, Scala, Python and Hadoop in the backend. We’re hiring intermediate and senior backend software developers to join the existing team of thirty engineers. Sound like fun? Come join us.

Powering the Internet of Moving Things with Aerospike

Geospatial data has become dynamic and rich in content. While high-performance NoSQL database Aerospike has shown the need for Speed at Scale for regular data, it’s needed for geospatial data too. Aerospike’s 3.7 release adds geospatial capabilities that enable developers to build high-throughput and low-latency applications around geospatial data. See how easy it is to build a Drone Delivery System – and other rich, complex applications that need Speed at Scale – using Aerospike’s geospatial capabilities and APIs, and watch the video here.

Cloud-Based Real-Time Monitoring, Visualization and Alerting for IT Infrastructure

TrueSight Pulse is a SaaS solution for real-time monitoring and alerting of web-scale applications built on either cloud-based or on-premises infrastructure. Our ultra-lightweight meter (<1% CPU) requires no code, has almost no latency and offers true one-second monitoring, visualization and alerting. Get up and running in minutes.

TrueSight Pulse is language and technology agnostic and supports public and private clouds, VMs, physical servers, microservice containers, alert on any metric, customizable dashboards and has a robust, well-documented API.

Our full-featured free trial includes:

  • One-second resolution for monitoring, visualization and alerting
  • Pre-built and custom metrics
  • Full AWS Cloudwatch integration
  • Plugins for Docker, Chef, Puppet, Slack, PagerDuty, MySQL, RabbitMQ, NGiNX and many more
  • Try it now


"From Development to Deployment" with Docker and Aerospike

Aerospike, the high-performance NoSQL database, is hosting a live webinar on January 28 at 1PM PST / 4 PM EST on the topic of "From Development to Deployment" with Docker and Aerospike.

In this one-hour talk, we'll review what Docker is and why it's important to Developers, Admins and DevOps when they are using Aerospike. 

  • We will also cover the following topics:
  • Using Docker to Orchestrate a multi-container application (Flask + Aerospike)
  • Injecting HAProxy and other production requirements as we deploy to production
  • Elastic scaling the Web and Aerospike cluster to grow to meet demand

This presentation includes an interactive demo showcasing the core Docker components (Machine, Engine, Swarm and Compose) and explaining how Aerospike makes developing & deploying multi-container applications simpler.

To register for the event, please click here.


Feature Flag-Driven Development

It’s Friday late in the afternoon. Earlier in the day, you used LaunchDarkly to deploy a feature to 1% of your users, warmly wrapped in a feature flag. You wanted to test to see how it performed. If something bad happened, no problem. You knew you could just flip the switch and the feature would be rolled back with only 1% of your users experiencing a few seconds of inconvenience. This is just one of hundreds of use cases showcasing the power of feature flags.

Feature flags/toggles/controls harness the power of test-driven development (TDD). This is the process of releasing and iterating features quickly, testing those features, and making improvements. Think of it as Lean UX methodology. You release light features to receive market feedback. You iterate on that feedback, make improvements, and redeploy.

Think of feature flag-driven development as a way to receive iterative market feedback on your product in the real world, rather than solely depend on isolated customer feedback. LaunchDarkly lets you take control of features by implementing feature flags as a service. You can use LaunchDarkly’s intuitive dashboard to perform targeted and incremental software rollouts, all within an environment built to synchronize development teams. The platform has SDKs for all major languages including mobile, so teams can start using it immediately across their entire stack. Enterprise-grade performance and stability ensures that your users do not experience latency or downtime. Find out how it works here. By adopting a system for feature flagging, you’ll gain full control of your feature releases and with that the freedom to experiment and innovate faster.

See how it works.


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 monitoring 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 today.


VividCortex Gives You Database Superpowers 

Database monitoring is hard, but VividCortex makes it easy. Modern apps run complex queries at large scales across distributed, diverse types of databases (e.g. document, relational, key-value). The “data tier” that these become is tremendously difficult to observe and measure as a whole. The result? Nobody knows exactly what’s happening across all those servers.

VividCortex lets you handle this complexity like a superhero. With VividCortex, you're able to inspect all databases and their workloads together from a bird's eye view, spotting problems and zooming down to individual queries and 1-second-resolution metrics in just two mouse clicks. With VividCortex, you gain a superset of system-monitoring tools that use only global metrics (such as status counters), offering deep, multi-dimensional slice-and-dice visibility into queries, I/O, and CPU, plus other key measurements of your system's work. VividCortex is smart, opinionated, and understands databases deeply, too: it knows about queries, EXPLAIN plans, SQL bugs, typical query performance, and more. It empowers you to find and solve problems that you can't even see with other types of monitoring systems, because they don’t measure what matters to the database.

Best of all, VividCortex isn’t just a DBA tool. Unlike traditional monitoring tools, VividCortex eliminates the walls between development and production -- anybody can benefit from VividCortex and be a superhero. With powerful tools like time-over-time comparison, developers gain immediate production visibility into databases with no need for access to the production servers. Our customers vouch for it: Problems are solved faster and they're solved before they ever reach production. As a bonus, DBAs no longer become the bottleneck for things like code reviews and troubleshooting in the database. 

Make your entire team into database superheros: deploy VividCortex today. It only takes a moment, and you’re guaranteed to immediately learn something you didn’t already know about your databases and their workload.

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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