via GIPHY Amazon releases a new database offering every other day. It sure isn’t easy to keep up. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Let’s say you’re hiring a devops & you want to suss out their database knowledge? Or you’re hiring a professional services firm or freelance consultant. Whatever the … Continue reading How to interview an amazon database expert →
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via GIPHY I was just reading over StackOverflow’s 2017 Developer survey. As it turns out there were some surprising findings. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One that stood out was databases. In the media, one hears more and more about NoSQL databases like Cassandra, Dynamo & Firebase. Despite all that … Continue reading What engineering roles are most in demand at startups? →
ScaleDB extends MySQL for high-velocity high-volume data,
enabling near real-time analytics across massive streams of data.
Like Hadoop, ScaleDB leverages a cluster of commodity machines
with low-cost spinning disks for storage, mitigating the typical
trade-offs between data fidelity and the volume of data and time
analyzed. NoSQL and Hadoop are excellent choices for unstructured
data, or data variety challenges. However, if your data is
structured time-series data, and generated at high-velocity and
high-volume, ScaleDB is the tool for you. On a nine-node cluster,
ScaleDB inserts millions of rows per second and queries up to
1000 times faster, more than enough speed for today’s most
ResponsibilitiesLooking for C/C++ experience, ideally with experience with database server internals. You will design and implement a next generation database storage engine. You will have ownership for one or more modules of the …
I have been working for a very large Australian website for over
six years and during this period have been fortunate enough to
hire many Infrastructure Operations Engineers that now work for
that company. I want to detail the evolution of the hiring
process and what I have driven it to over the last six
How was I hired This is the interview process I went through at my current company:
- A technical and cultural pre-screening from a recruiter
- A short phone interview with a small set of adhoc questions around technical skill set. How does DNS work?
- An hour long face to face interview with the hiring manager and another senior engineer testing both technical capability and culture fit
- Another hour long face to face interview with a HR representative testing cultural fit
- Lastly, a reference check to confirm technical capability and cultural fit performed over …
As MySQL is thriving and growing, we're looking for an experienced technical writer to join the MySQL documentation team. The documentation team is located in EMEA and in North America, and so you should be.
For this job, we need the best and most dedicated people around. You will be part of a geographically distributed documentation team responsible for the technical documentation of all MySQL products. Team members are expected to work independently, requiring discipline and excellent time-management skills as well as the technical facilities and experience to communicate across the Internet.
Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our engineers and support personnel. The overall team is highly distributed across different geographies and time zones. Our source format is DocBook XML. We're not just writing documentation, but also handling publication, including maintenance of our toolset (XML, XSLT, …[Read more]
On the road again - FOSSAsia
It has been a few busy months until now. I have moved from Italy to Thailand, and the move has been my first priority, keeping me from attending FOSDEM and interacting with social media. Now I start catching my breath, and looking around for new events to attend. But before I get into this, let’s make a few things clear:
- I am still working for Continuent. Actually, it’s because of my company flexibility that I could move to a different country (a different continent, 6 time zones away) without much trouble. Thanks, Continuent! (BTW: Continuent is hiring! )
- I am still involved with MySQL activities, events, and community matters. I just happen to be in a different time zone, where direct talk with people in Europe and …
“Why can’t I find an MySQL DBAs or Developers?” This morning I got a message from a very perplexed Human Resources person on why their ads on Linkedin were not getting any results. Several such emails, calls, or messages make it to me each week and I would like take this opportunity to cover this subject. MySQL DBAs and Developers are out there but there are reasons why they are not interested in your job posting.
1. Provide details — “Exciting new position in rapidly growing start up in an expensive city and we want you to know how to program in every programming language, be a recent university graduate (hopefully PhD or higher), with ten years of experience but please be under twenty three years of age. Must prefer stock options and left over pizza crusts over a regular salary. And be flexible.” No, most ads are not quite that bad but several are very, very close.
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Bring me clients, please… pretty please!
When you first start out as a freelancer, your network is small. Without a steady stream of projects, the tendency is to reach for whatever you can find. Head shops & agencies build a brand, and ongoing relationships with firms. However a project with a middleman is a relationship with him or her, not the client directly. You lose control of a few very key things, such as fees, testimonials and payment terms.
It’s all about the relationship, Luke
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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
I don’t get to say this often, but “I’m hiring” (at Percona):
I’ve been with Percona for about 5 years, so I can tell you: it’s probably the best company to work at: great pay, great benefits, great people, and truly driven by a desire to do right by customers and do good work. What more can you ask for? Of course, all these jobs are MySQL-related: Perl + MySQL, PHP + MySQL–maybe the UI/UX job less so, but still close enough.
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