October 9, 2012

Basho is excited to announce that – in partnership with Microsoft – Riak is a fully-supported and tested NoSQL database option for Windows Azure. Our goal has been to increase the deployment options we can recommend for Riak on public clouds. Riak brings a master-less, scalable, distributed database option to Azure. And one that’s straightforward to administer… at scale.

As of today, the preferred OS for Riak on Azure is CentOS 6.2. The Basho team has created extensive documentation and packaging tools that will enable you to get Riak up and running in just a few minutes on the platform.

This is just the beginning of our work on Azure. Over the coming weeks we’ll be working with the Microsoft team to add tools that make creation and benchmarking of large clusters simple. We have started development to automate the creation of Riak clusters for benchmarks. We will also be hardening an official Riak image for the gallery and much more.

On a related note, Microsoft is sponsoring RICON this week in San Francisco, and all attendees will be getting some complimentary time to run Riak on Azure. We’re looking forward to people getting some good use on the platform.

If you have any questions or issues with Riak on Azure, or want to contribute, join the Riak Mailing list and make your voice known or start filling issues against the repos on GitHub.

The Basho Team