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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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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 [...]
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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[Read more...]
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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[Read more...]
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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[Read more...]
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I’ve been getting more than my fair share of calls from recruiters of late. Even in this depressed economic climate where jobs are rarer than a cab at rush-hour, it’s heartening to know that tech engineers are in great demand. And it’s even more heartening to think that demand for MySQL DBAs has never been better.
My reckoning was confirmed by a Bloomberg news report about stalwart retailers suffering from a dearth of talented engineers. Bloomberg cited Target’s outage-prone e-commerce site as a symptom of, among other things the market’s shortage. One of the challenges old-timers like Target face is having to compete with Silicon Valley startups[Read more...]
It's been a while since my last post on this blog; I definitely need to get back into the habit! One of the reasons for my radio silence was that I switched roles here at Oracle. After having been with the MySQL team for 9 years, I felt it was time for a change. Fortunately I did not have to look far – I'm now a member of the Oracle Linux product management team and I am having a lot of fun there.
However, I realized that while I was an active Linux user on the desktop, quite a lot has happened on the enterprise and data center side of things. Linux has really come a long way and I am glad to be back in this field, drinking from the firehose and learning a lot about recent developments and technologies. For me, this is kind of going "back to my roots", as I have been deeply involved with Linux at SuSE before I joined MySQL in[Read more...]
It's finally official — please join me in welcoming my new/old colleague Dave Stokes, who just joined the MySQL Community Relations Team at Oracle as the new MySQL community manager for North America. Some of you may remember him from a previous stint at MySQL, where he was in charge of the MySQL certification program (http://mysql.com/certification/). Back then, he was already running the North Texas MySQL Users Group and a regular blogger on Planet MySQL. I am sure we will be seeing much more of these kind of activities from now on. So welcome aboard, Dave! I look forward to working with you.
Oracle is investing in MySQL (http://www.mysql.com/) and is hiring in several areas including consulting, sales and pre-sales. Here are some of our open MySQL positions:
Senior Pre-Sales Consultant - Sweden or Finland.[Read more...]
While still a small fraction1 of data management job postings, the number of job posts that mention "hadoop" continue to grow steadily. Year-over-year, there were 300% more such job posts2 in the first seven months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009:
The fraction of "hadoop" jobs posted by California companies remain high, but is definitely lower than what it was last year:
(1) Over the last three months, job posts that mention "hadoop" were[Read more...]
Elance Cites Surging Demand for MySQL Experts is an interesting article for several reasons. For many years advocating Open Source products was seen in many circles of management as akin to promotion of some sort of social anarchy. But now they see the cost savings, the performance gains, and the flexibility that a product like MySQL can provide.
Check out the jobs Elance has for MySQL talent.
DFW MySQL Users!
Monday night at seven will be the next meeting of North Texas MySQL Meetup. This meeting will not be MySQL-centric but will discuss creating Facebooks apps and using the
So, I mentioned earlier that I was looking at Infobright's Brighthouse technology as a storage backend for heaps and heaps of traffic and user data from Habbo. Turns out it works fine (now that it's in V3 and supports more of the SQL semantics), and we took it into use. Been pretty happy with that, and I expect to talk more about the challenge and our solution at the next MySQL Conference in April 2009.
However, our DWH team needs extra help. If you're interested in solving business analytics problems by processing lots of data and the idea of working in a company that leads the virtual worlds industry excites you, let us know by sending us an application. Thanks for reading!
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Mit der Marke ThinkPHP hat sich Mayflower als Premiumdienstleister im Bereich der webbasierten Anwendungen etabliert und ist in der OpenSource-Community aktiv mit Vorträgen, Artikeln und auf Messen involviert.
Wir bieten aktive Mitarbeit in der Entwicklung von unseren Produkten und großen Projekten. Sie entwickeln bei uns im Team in[Read more...]
In addition to a proven track record on your MySQL experience, being MySQL certified (http://www.mysql.com/training/certification/) should give you an extra advantage when you apply. The good thing about this certification? You can study for the exam by taking training courses (http://www.mysql.com/training), or all by yourself (http://www.mysql.com/training/certification/studyguides/). Once you feel ready for the exam, you can head to any of the more than 3,000 Pearson VUE testing centers or[Read more...]
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