IASA Meeting: Intuit QuickBase Deep-Dive

IASA New EnglandThe next IASA New England meeting will be held next Thursday, April 23rd at the Intuit Offices in Waltham. The presentation will be by Jim Salem, founder and architect in the Platform as a Service group at Intuit.


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Inside SaaS: Deep Dive into the Intuit QuickBase Architecture

Examine a rich software-as-a-service 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 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

Jim SalemFor 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 24x7 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.


Thursday, April 23rd, 5 pm - 8pm


Intuit Offices  (click-once directions)
100 5th Ave
7th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Networking
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm   Chapter Announcements
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm   Deep Dive into the Intuit QuickBase Architecture