Inside SaaS: Deep Dive into the Intuit QuickBase Architecture - Presentation For the IASANE on April 23d

Quick Base News
Apr 8, 2009
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Jim Salem, our chief 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:

Details are below:


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’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 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.

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

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