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Resources for Database Clusters: New Chef Cookbook, New Devops Webinar for eCommerce and More

Check Out Our Latest Technical Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters

Like every month this year, we have created new content and tools for you; here is a summary of what we’ve published this December. Please do check it out and let us know if you have any comments or feedback.

And thank you for following us in the past 12 months and for your fidelity; we look forward to “seeing” you next year as well and wish you a great start to 2015!


New Live Technical Webinars


Infrastructure automation isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either, says Riaan Nolan. Riaan has been in operations for the past decade, and has built over a dozen eCommerce …

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We’re Hiring! And Looking to Add More 9s to the Severalnines Team!

August 15, 2014 By Severalnines



We're looking for an energetic and talented web developer to join our small but agile web team. This position is full-time and pay is negotiable. The hours are flexible and work can be done remotely.


Severalnines is a self-funded startup with a dozen employees; headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and with a globally distributed, home-office based team. We provide automation and management software for database clusters. Our ClusterControl product is the leading management application for database clusters and is used by thousands of companies.


We were founded in 2010 and launched our product that same year, so you’ll be …

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Shard-Query supports background jobs, query parallelism, and all SELECT syntax

SkySQL just blogged about a tool to schedule long running MySQL jobs, prevent too many queries from running simultaneously, and stores the results in tables.  It even uses Gearman.  You will note that the article says that it uses PAQU, which uses Shard-Query.

I think PAQU was created for two reasons.  A) Shard-Query lacked support for fast aggregation of STDDEV and VARIANCE (this has been fixed), and B) their data set requires “cross-shard queries”.  From what I can see though, their type of cross-shard queries can be solved using subqueries in the FROM clause using Shard-Query, instead of using a customized (forked) version of Shard-Query.  It is unfortunate, because my recent improvements to Shard-Query have to be ported into PAQU by the PAQU authors.

I’d like to encourage you to look at Shard-Query if you need to run complex jobs in the background and get the results later.  As a bonus, you …

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We're hiring: Deployment engineer, QA engineer

Continuent and our client base are growing fast. We are looking for brilliant people to join us. We’re looking for passionate people that can make things happen. You'll be working with a team filled with top notch talent, and you’ll be competing in an evolving market of database clustering and replication. A career at Continuent means you'll be working with an amazing team with tons of benefits

The Queen of Evil is back … and she wants your MySQL database skills!

She hired the 400+ original MySQLers … and sets out to hire the SkySQLers of tomorrow! Boel Larsen blogs about open positions & life at SkySQL - and wants you to join the fun!

Those of you who know me also know that I spent over six years working for MySQL HR (for another couple of years I stayed on with Sun).  I joined as employee thirty-something, so running HR meant that I was more or less involved with hiring all of the 400 or so employees who joined after me. I knew pretty much everyone by name.

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Cloud DBA and Management Interview

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What does a cloud computing expert need to know? This is the last of a three part guide to interviewing for a cloud operations position. You can find them here – part one Operations Interview and part two Deployment Interview. Here’s my guide to do just that. 1. Database administration experience Although in some shops [...]

For more articles like these go to Sean Hull's Scalable Startups

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Cloud Deployment Interview

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What does a cloud computing expert need to know? In part one of the cloud interview guide we covered some basic unix & Linux systems administration skills, and cloud computing and infrastructure concepts. Those are key starting points. You might also want to jump to part 3 cloud dba, architecture and management interview questions.

In this second part, let’s dig into deploying applications in the cloud, and day to day operations skills. There’s a lot of material here. We …

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Cloud Operations Interview

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What does a cloud computing expert need to know? How do you hire a cloud computing expert? Competition for operations & DBAs is fierce, so you’ll want to know how to find the best.

If you’re a systems administrator or ops guy, you may want to prepare for an interview for such a position. Meanwhile, if you’re a director of it or operations, a recruiter or manager in HR, you’ll want to have some idea how to find the right candidate.

Here’s my guide to do just that. You may also jump to …

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Hiring is a numbers game

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On a recent twitter chat (#hfchat) I posted some comments about hiring. Some folks were complaining that they had applied to various jobs, and not heard back.

I commented…

Apply for a job and don’t hear back, it’s nothing personal

In today’s market, there are hundreds of job applicants for every position. Sad to say, but that means things become a blur after a while. There’s less chance to sift each candidate and find out who they really are or what they really know. It’s more about keywords, and buzzwords if you must, to get your foot in the door.

But there is a flip side to this coin, which I think many job seekers forget …

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Box is Hiring!

We're growing like crazy and looking for awesome people across the entire company, but in particular we want to add a few good MySQL DBAs to our team.  I know there is a lot of competition out there for database experts, and for good reason.  MySQL is used at so many companies, and as they grow from small startups to some of the largest in the world they all need experts to help grow their databases.
Why choose Box?
Our TechOps team is awesome.  Our developers are great to work with. We're growing fast.  There are many difficult things -- common pain points -- that we already handle well.  The list of interesting, challenging problems we have yet to tackle is long.  You'd be able to choose to work on what interests you most.
Box is aiming to be the market leader in enterprise file sharing; it's an amazing opportunity to start here early and see the infrastructure grow to a massive scale and …

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