May 24, 2012

The May San Francisco Riak Meetup happened last week at the Orange Labs offices in SOMA. Armon Dadgar and Mitchell Hashimoto were on hand to give a talk called Scaling Riak to 25MM Ops/Day at Kiip.

Kiip has been using Riak in production for about three months, and Armon and Mitchell shared a lot of great information on their deployment: why they determined their initial, MongoDB-based system wouldn’t scale; their process for selecting Riak over various other database options; how, specifically, they are using Riak in production; what Riak isn’t suited for; some of the production issues they hit along the way; and much more.

The talk runs just over 30 minutes, and it’s well worth your time. Armon and Mitchell are smart, honest, articulate speakers who care deeply about the quality and long-term viability of the systems they put into production at Kiip. Also, if you like slides, they can be found here. Lastly, if you want to work with this team, Kiip is hiring.