Inside SaaS: Deep Dive – Intuit QuickBase Architecture – Presentation, IASANE, April 23rd

Jim Salem, Platform-as-a-Service Group Architect, will be presenting the QuickBase architecture to the IASA New England chapter
on April 23d. If you are in the area, and are interested in the nuts
and bolts of how QuickBase is built, come on by! You can register at: http://bit.ly/odJjm

Details are below:


Inside SaaS: Deep Dive into the Intuit QuickBase Architecture

Examine a rich software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform in detail. Used by
over half of the Fortune 100, Intuit QuickBase solves critical business
problems via its easy-to-use and easy-to-customize applications.

Jim Salem, QuickBase’s architect and co-founder will present its
unique, highly scalable application engine which seamlessly integrates
multiple web services including database, email, workflow, and
reporting.  We’ll discuss its patented active-active load balancing
technology that has made it one of the most reliable, fast and proven
SaaS technologies today.

Its Windows-based hosting technology has  been extended as the basis
for the Intuit Partner Platform, a service for RIA developers to
deliver QuickBooks-integrated applications to small businesses. We’ll
cover key design choices in data flow, network, and container design
that have made QuickBase especially suited to hosting diverse
applications for thousands of businesses.

Jim Salem
For the past 25 years, Jim Salem has been a pioneer in
distributed computing and in the software/platform as a service space.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of internet service delivery
including scalable hosting infrastructure design, automated application
provisioning, efficient resource management, and 24×7 operations.
In 1999, Salem co-founded Intuit’s QuickBase, where he has been
responsible for architecting and delivering fast, reliable PaaS and
SaaS services to hundreds of thousands of users. While at Intuit, he
has held senior management positions in engineering and operations.
Salem is currently the Platform-as-a-Service Group Architect.
Prior to Intuit, Salem served as Director of Web Hosting Engineering at
GTE Internetworking (BBN Planet) where he supported thousands of
servers in ten data centers. Earlier, he was a senior engineering
manager at Thinking Machines, which developed a 65,536 processor
parallel computing platform. Salem earned a B.S.E.E. degree from M.I.T.
in 1984.

Date: April 23rd, 5pm-8pm
Location: Intuit Offices
100 5th Ave
7th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
05:00pm-06:00pm Networking
06:00pm-06:15pm Chapter Announcements
06:15pm-07:30pm Inside SaaS: Deep Dive into the Intuit QuickBase Architecture

Register at: http://bit.ly/odJjm






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