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Basho Japan Opening Ceremony

October 5, 2012

The opening of Basho’s Tokyo office, has been an exciting endeavor for everyone involved. We felt that Basho’s arm in Japan should embrace the traditions and culture of Japanese business whole-heartedly, so the opening ceremony for Basho Japan was held in traditional, Japanese “Shinto” fashion.

Following Japanese business tradition, a Shinto priest was invited from the local shrine Suga-Jinjya to perform a ceremony that, by the Shinto tradition, will help Basho continute to do well in Japan.

Following is the video of the opening ceremony in Japan. Enjoy!

Basho Japan Opening Ceremony 26 Sept 2012 from Basho Technologies on Vimeo.

Basho UK Launch Party

October 1, 2012

tl;dr – RSVP to our London Launch Party on Wednesday, 3 October 2012.

At the beginning of this year, Ian Plosker and I were tasked to bring the quality service Basho is known for in the US to our customers in Europe. We came to London in March to find the future office of Basho’s European headquarters. We found a comfy office in the heart of the thriving startup community in Shoreditch.


Since May we have decorated, hired, started the Riak London Meetup, attracted attention and added new customers – our European operations are running strong. This week, it is time for us to take step back and celebrate this milestone in Basho’s history.

This Wednesday, the 3rd of October at Corbet Place (The Old Truman Brewery) in Shoreditch at 18:30 BST, we are having a party and you should be there. The space is limited to 200 people, so please RSVP. Come celebrate with Basho executives, employees, investors, customers, and Riak users – registration, beer, and canapes are free.

Basho Opens Tokyo Office to Support Growing Adoption of Riak throughout Japan and Asia Pacific


Basho expands business into the Asian marketplace.

CAMBRIDGE, MA and TOKYO, JAPAN – September 27, 2012Basho Technologies,
the worldwide leader in distributed database and cloud storage software, announced today the inauguration of its Japanese business operations, Basho Japan KK, and the opening of its Tokyo Office.

The commencement of Basho Japan follows the strategic business partnership formed between Basho and Yahoo! JAPAN and its subsidiary, IDC Frontier on July 17, 2012. The partnership, which includes a strategic financial investment in Basho by IDC Frontier, is geared to accelerating Basho’s expansion into the Japanese market. Both Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier also committed to deploy Basho’s technology in their platforms. Under the partnership, Yahoo! JAPAN will use Riak, Basho’s NoSQL distributed database, within its various service offerings and IDC Frontier will use Riak CS, Basho’s Cloud Storage product, throughout its large footprint of data centers. IDC Frontier plans to offer a new service using Riak EnterpriseDS, which comes with advanced features, services and support.

At a private seminar hosted by IDC Frontier earlier today in Tokyo, Basho’s CEO Don Rippert, commented: “The opening of Basho Tokyo reflects our confidence that businesses throughout Japan will increasingly seek to build applications that require next generation NoSQL database and cloud storage technology to meet growing customer expectations for Web, mobile, social and cloud performance. We built Riak from the ground up to support distributed, elastic, cloud architectures, including an advanced built-in multi-data center replication capability. As evidenced by our strategic partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier, which represent two of the leading search and data center providers in Japan, Riak is an important foundational component for the next generation of infrastructure.”

Basho Japan’s Tokyo Office is located at NK7 Building 3rd Floor 2-9. Yotsuya Shinjuku-ku and is headed by Mr. Sam Takagi. Prior to joining Basho, Mr. Takagi served as Sales Director for Joyent and General Manager Japan for On2 Technologies, acquired by Google.

Basho’s expansion into Japan follows the recent launch of its European operation and the company’s London Office in June 2012.

Quotes

Mr. Sam Takagi, General Manager, Asia Pacific and President, Basho Japan KK

Mr. Takagi said, “The commencement of Basho Japan demonstrates a significant commitment to actively engage and support a vibrant community of Riak users and customers throughout Japan. We will work hard to provide local support and services that help Japanese businesses quickly design and deploy Riak and Riak CS to both maximize their next generation applications and meet their cloud infrastructure requirements.”

Mr. Yutaka Shinto, President and CEO of IDC Frontier

Mr. Shinto commented: “The launch of Basho Japan underscores Basho’s effort to be a market product and service provider in Japan. We are excited to support customer deployments of Riak throughout our data center infrastructure. Further, we continue to work with Basho to enhance our cloud infrastructure, which will offer customers new cloud storage benefits, such as availability and reliability, as well as cost advantages.”

Kenji Rikitake, Professor at Kyoto University and Professional Internet Engineer

On Basho and the technology industry, Mr. Rikitake said: “Basho Technologies has been taking a leadership role on building a fault-tolerant, extendable, and affordable distributed systems. Riak has already become a standard among large-scale cloud service companies, and has gained strong support by the active open-source community. I believe Riak will continue to play an even more important role on maintaining the essential resiliency and robustness for providing massive data required by the future applications on the Internet.”

About Basho Japan

Launched September 2012, Basho Japan KK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basho Technologies. Basho Japan provides sales and services to support the growth of Riak and Riak CS throughout Japan. For more information, visit http://www.basho.co.jp.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, social, and ecommerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak™ to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is available open source for download at www.basho.com/resources/downloads. Riak™ EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak™ CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

Contact

Miyuki Washino, senior consultant
The Hoffman Agency Japan
+81 3 5159 5750
mwashino@hoffman.com

Randy Hamilton
Director of Corporate Communications
Basho Technologies
randy@basho.com

Basho to Speak on Erlang Web Servers, Consistent Data Structures at Strange Loop, Sponsor Surge 2012


Basho employees will speak at Strange Loop in September 2012. The company is also sponsoring the conference.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 24, 2012Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that the Company is speaking at and sponsoring Strange Loop, a multi-disciplinary conference aimed at software developers, taking place in St. Louis from September 23-25, 2012. The Company is also a platinum sponsor of Surge 2012 presented by OmniTI and focused on the importance of scalability, taking place in Baltimore from September 27-28, 2012.

Strange Loop brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development and the Web.

Surge brings the most experienced practitioners and international colleagues together to make face-to-face connections and learn from the triumphs and failures of the best in the industry. Some of Basho’s customers top the list of speakers at Surge 2012 including Comcast, Braintree, Yammer and Voxer.

Speaker Details at Strange loop

Topic: “Erlang Web Development with Yaws”

  • Speaker: Steve Vinoski, Architect at Basho
  • Description: Yaws—“Yet Another Web Server”—is an open source, full-featured scalable Erlang Web server that can run standalone or be embedded into other applications. This discussion will provide an overview of Yaws, its features, as well as explain the incredible power that Erlang brings to web development and distributed systems.
  • Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 2:00-2:50pm
  • Location: Peabody Opera House-Centene Room 1400 Market St. St Louis, MO 63103

Topic: “Eventually Consistent Data Structures”

  • Speaker: Sean Cribbs, Software Engineer at Basho
  • Description: There are many reasons to use an eventually-consistent database including increased availability, lower latency and fault-tolerance. However, doing so requires a change to structure client applications and certain types of traditional data structures. This discussion will outline some of the most useful Convergent Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) to tolerate eventual consistency and how to apply them to solve real-world data problems.
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 1:00-1:50pm
  • Location: Peabody Opera House-Theater 1400 Market St. St Louis, MO 63103

About Strange Loop

Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture. https://thestrangeloop.com/

About Surge 2012

Surge 2012 is the only conference by and for web practitioners. Meet and network in the Tremont Grand’s intimate setting. Located in the heart of Baltimore, near the world-famous Inner Harbor, the beautiful, historic space and five-star service of the Tremont Plaza hotel and Tremont Grand make meetings with existing clients and prospects a pleasure. http://omniti.com/surge/2012

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is open source and packages are available for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

Basho to Speak on Polyglot Persistence at DataWeek


Basho’s Director of Product Management will participate in a panel discussion on Polyglot Persistence at DataWeek.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 20, 2012Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that Shanley Kane, Director of Product Management at Basho, is participating in a panel discussion on Polyglot Persistence at the world’s first annual DataWeek Conference and Festival taking place in San Francisco from September 22-27, 2012. The panel will focus on the explosion of NoSQL and what solutions benefit companies from startups to the enterprise.

DataWeek is the largest convergence of the Big Data, Social Data and Cloud Data industries featuring more than 200 speakers from data leaders such as Google, IBM, Netflix and Amazon.

Event and Panel Details

Topic: “Polyglot Persistence – Why One Size No Longer Fits All”
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00am PT
Location: Cartoon Art Museum-Room 1, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Panel Speakers:

Basho is Hiring

Basho is a leader and innovator in the next generation of distributed systems technologies. We are seeking highly motivated and passionate candidates interested in helping grow Basho worldwide. For more information on employment opportunities with Basho, please visit http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/.

About DataWeek

DataWeek is a 6-Day Conference & Festival in downtown San Francisco. After hosting the Data 2.0 Conference 2011 and the Data 2.0 Summit 2012, our team’s goal is to organize the largest data-centric conference & festival in the nation.

Each day of DataWeek has a different business and technology focus ranging from the Saturday and Sunday startup and developer activities to industry-specific Labs on September 24th through 27th.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is open source and packages are available for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

Basho CEO to Speak at Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit


Basho CEO Don Rippert will speak on cloud storage adoption at Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 17, 2012Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that Basho’s Chief Executive Officer, Don Rippert, is participating in a panel discussion at 451 Research‘s 8th annual North American Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit taking place in Las Vegas from September 18-September 20, 2012. The panel will focus on how service providers can benefit from innovative technologies and approaches that are emerging around cloud storage.

Event and Panel Details

Topic: “Cloud Storage – Show Me the Money!””
Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 1:30pm to 2:10pm ET
Location: Aria Resort and Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV

Panel Speakers:

The panel will be moderated by Simon Robinson, Research Vice President of Storage at 451 Research.

Basho is Hiring

Basho is a leader and innovator in the next generation of distributed systems technologies. We are seeking highly motivated and passionate candidates interested in helping grow Basho worldwide. For more information on employment opportunities with Basho, please visit http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/.

About HCTS

The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit, North America (HCTS NA) is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, practitioners, financial professionals and end users come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today’s rapidly changing marketplace. The program at the Summit provides a complete overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting and cloud industries in a power-packed three-day format.

About 451 Research

451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company’s analysts provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Business value is delivered via daily concise and insightful published research, periodic deeper-dive reports, data tools, market-sizing research, analyst advisory, conferences and events.

Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research’s insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. 451 Research is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, and Denver.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is open source and packages are available for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

Riak at Shareaholic

September 11, 2012

The Riak community is more active than ever. Hundreds of companies have put Riak into production over the past several months alone (some names here) and we’ve been expanding our Meetups into cities like Chicago, Philadelphia and London.

Most recently, the inaugural Boston Riak group met at Basho’s Cambridge Headquarters on Massachusetts Ave. It was a great turnout, and the video from this first meetup is now available (below).

In this talk, Robby Grossman, Lead Engineer at Shareaholic, discusses his search for an alternative datastore. Like many before him, Robby decided to go with MongoDB at first, but operationally Robby found several limitations which caused him to re-evaluate the ecosystem, leading him to Riak.

Robby mentions that the Dev team at that time was only himself and one other engineer. The video runs just under 30 minutes with Q&A, so queue up some time this week to watch it, especially if you find yourself on a small team and in need of a robust data store that won’t cause more trouble than it’s worth.

Shareaholic creates social sharing, related content and content analytics tools for a global network of more than 200,000 websites, reaching over 300 million people each month. If you’re looking for an excuse to hack on cool tech like Riak full time, you’re in luck because they’re hiring.

I also heard a rumor that Robby will be at RICON next month in San Francisco, so if you want to chat with him face-to-face about their move to Riak, make sure you register.

Tom

Basho Joins Apache CloudStack Project; Collaborates with Citrix on Complete Cloud Software Offering for the Enterprise


Riak™ Cloud Storage (CS) and Citrix CloudPlatform to provide integrated storage and compute capabilities for private, hybrid, and public clouds.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Sept 5, 2012Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that it is partnering with Citrix on the Apache CloudStack project and delivering an integrated cloud infrastructure platform for the enterprise market. The companies have agreed to collaborate and jointly market integrated cloud platform software that includes Basho’s distributed object storage system, Riak CS. Riak CS will be a tested and certified object storage option for enterprises deploying Citrix CloudPlatform, the commercial distribution of the Apache CloudStack open source cloud computing platform.

Basho and Citrix are working together on a combined platform for compute and storage resources. Once completed, the fully integrated solution will include end-to-end authentication support allowing users to have common credentials for both storage and compute resources, as well as an integrated reporting system to allow unified billing. The solution will provide both Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack users a unique built-in multi-datacenter replication option for maximum protection, availability and geographic locality of data. Basho will also offer 24×7 support with commercial service-level agreements for customers to ensure the integrity of data storage within Apache CloudStack for customers

Riak CS is a multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to launch public or private cloud services. Built on top of Riak, the world’s most advanced, open-source, distributed database, Riak CS provides horizontal scale, extreme durability and low operational overhead in a distributed object storage system.

About Apache CloudStack

Since its introduction, Apache CloudStack has rapidly become the leading open source platform for building, managing and delivering highly scalable infrastructure-as-a-service clouds for over 150 customers. Based on the technology from the Apache CloudStack project, Citrix CloudPlatform provides customers with solutions that make it easy to build new clouds, connect to existing cloud services, and deliver unparalleled cloud services with the best security, performance and reliability. The collaboration between Basho and Citrix combines a proven object storage platform with the marketing leading cloud compute platform and delivers a robust, open, hypervisor-agnostic platform to help customers of all sizes build true Amazon-style clouds.

Quotes

Peder Ulander, Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms, Citrix

“Highly-available and reliable data storage is a fundamental and necessary component of any cloud infrastructure platform,” said Peder Ulander, CMO, Citrix. “By integrating, testing and certifying Riak CS with Apache CloudStack, Basho is providing best-in-class object storage and a unique multi-data center replication option that arms our users to achieve the highest levels of availability and scalability. Citrix is excited to endorse this combination for our customers.”

Kevin Kluge, Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms, Citrix

“Basho’s distributed data capabilities enable an always-on architecture,” said Kevin Kludge, Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms at Citrix. “Riak’s master-less architecture is well-suited to the growth and availability needs of cloud environments. This benefit is even more visible when extended across multiple datacenters. Apache CloudStack users will soon easily access this innovative data storage capability.”

Kiichi Yamato, Vice Division Director, IDC Frontier

“IDC Frontier strongly supports the strategic partnership between Basho and Citrix,” commented Kiichi Yamato, vice division director at IDC Frontier. “We feel that Riak CS is the perfect complement to Apache Cloudstack, providing a proven, distributed cloud storage capability. This partnership follows our recent equity investment in support of Basho which emphasized our strategic interest in distributed technologies that can leverage the IDC Frontier footprint of data centers throughout Japan.”

George Reese, Chief Technology Officer, enStratus

“enStratus is pleased to see Basho partner with Citrix’s CloudStack, one of the more popular cloud computing architectures for the enterprise market,” said George Reese, CTO of enStratus. “We first worked with Basho to gain a ‘master/master’ replication system that enabled enStratus to run live operations across multiple data centers. With Riak, we are achieving our goal of a highly-available, ‘design for failure’ architecture. Now, we are excited to see that our customers will benefit from an distributed cloud storage solution integrated with their CloudStack deployments.”

Justin Sheehy, Chief Technology Officer, Basho

“Basho is excited to integrate Riak CS with CloudStack to create a complete cloud infrastructure platform,” said Justin Sheehy, Basho’s CTO. “In addition, we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to Apache CloudStack and to open source by contributing back to the project. I am confident that the combination of Apache CloudStack and Riak CS will provide operators with the most powerful and complete cloud computing platform available on the market.”

Riak CS and CloudStack at RICON 2012

Basho’s CTO Justin Sheehy and Citrix’s vice president of engineering for Cloud Platforms, Kevin Kluge, will co-present at RICON 2012 on October 10th and 11th in San Francisco, CA. RICON 2012 is a two-day dedicated conference dedicated to Riak, developers and the future of distributed systems. For registration and event information, visit www.ricon2012.com.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is available open source for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

RICON Talks Announced; Brewer, Hellerstein, Flake To Keynote

August 23, 2012

Over the last few weeks we’ve been rolling out the talk details for RICON2012, Basho’s first-ever developer conference dedicated to Riak and the future of distributed systems in production. Taking place in San Francisco this October, it should be invaluable to anyone working in, around or with large-scale systems. While there are some talks we have yet to announce, the majority are live.

tl;dr – Go buy your tickets for RICON. Do it right now. The early-bird price of $250 ends in just over a week, and for that reasonable fee you’re not only getting access to more than 20 amazing talks on distributed systems and Riak in production, but you’ll be part of a two day celebration that includes parties, lightning talks, amazing swag, talented developers and ops professionals from around the world, hack sessions, and much more. (Watch the blog and the @basho for details on the “much more”. )

The full schedule is here. Some of the highlights are below.

And if anyone needs convincing about why they should come to RICON, feel free to email me directly – mark@basho.com. I’m happy to answer any and all questions about why you and your teams should join us.

Mark

Keynotes

There will be three keynotes, and they will all be exceptional.

  • Opening, Day 1: Dr. Eric Brewer, VP, Infrastructure at Google and Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley (who also happens to be the creator of the CAP Theorem), will be kicking things off. RICON is more or less taking place on the anniversaries of both the CAP Theorem and the release of Amazon’s “Dynamo Paper”. This talk should be memorable.
  • Opening, Day 2: Gary Flake, CEO of Clipboard, and ex-Technical Fellow at Microsoft, will be sharing details on how and why he and his team chose Riak for a social application.
  • Closing, Day 2: UC Berkeley Professor Joseph Hellerstein will be closing the conference with a talk titled Keep CALM and Query ON.

Riak In Production

If you’re looking for reasons to run Riak in production from honest, articulate, experienced users, there will be no shortage. A portion of what’s planned:

  • Voxer’s Matt Ranney will be on hand to tell the crowd what he both loves about Riak and would like to see fixed. They have 100s of TBs of data in Riak spread over more than 60 machines.
  • The Bump team started with a MongoDB to Riak migration some months ago and have since built various apps and features on it. They will be presenting on how they built a Transaction-Logs based protocol with Riak and Haskell.
  • Various teams at Comcast rely on Riak in production. Michael Bevilacqua-Linn, a Principal Engineer, is joining us to share details on how Riak integrates with a custom in-memory system to power xfinity.net.
  • EnStratus CTO George Reese is presenting on the work he and his team are doing to move from MySQL to Riak in an effort build high-availability into their platform.
  • Dietrich Featherston, an engineer on the Boundary Team, is giving at talk called Modern Radiology for Distributed Systems that will highlight their work with Riak and show you why it’s important to take a “radiological view” of your entire system.

Distributed Systems In Production

Riak isn’t the only focus of RICON. Some of the talks that will touch on other distributed systems:

  • Dana Contreras from Twitter will be talking about how they managed to rebuild their massive infrastructure on the fly.
  • Mandi Walls’ talk about using Chef for distributed systems will be invaluable to anyone tasked with managing N machines at scale.
  • The inestimable Theo Schlossnagle is going in-depth on how you should approach monitoring clusters of machines in production.

Basho On Riak

A handful of Basho Engineers are giving talks on certain components of Riak and what future functionality you can expect from us and the community. Some of the highlights:

  • Sean Cribbs and Russell Brown are going deep on data structures in Riak. (Yes, actual data structures.)
  • Bryan Fink will shed some light on Riak Pipe, Riak’s MapReduce Engine, and how it can be used for large-scale data processing.
  • Kelly McLaughlin and Reid Draper are two of the primary engineers working on Riak CS, Riak’s cloud storage extension. They’ll be walking you through how and why we built it and why it’s valuable.
  • Ryan Zezeski is talking about the future of distributed search with Riak and Solr

Basho Announces Speakers for RICON 2012


Speaker Lineup Includes Twitter, Best Buy, Comcast and Bump to Headline Basho Developer Conference.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – (Marketwire – Aug 22, 2012) – Distributed systems technologies are becoming increasingly necessary to handle the demanding requirements for today’s Web, mobile and social applications and to build effective public, private, and hybrid clouds. Basho is exclusively focused on innovations that efficiently enable and support distributed architectures. Basho created RICON to bring together developers, industry experts and academics to explore and advance the use of distributed architectures in production.

Basho is proud to announce the following confirmed speaker lineup for RICON 2012, to be held October 10-11 in San Francisco, CA.

Keynote speakers include:

Additional featured speakers include (This list will be expanded upon in the coming weeks):

RICON will be held over two days and will feature more than 20 talks spread out over two tracks.

Key sessions include:

  • Using Chef to Manage Distributed Systems – Using features to dynamically configure relationships among components in complex system topologies
  • Building a Transaction Logs – based Protocol on Riak- Bump’s real life experience deploying Riak, focusing on issues with dependant operations
  • Big Data in the Small – Lessons learned from Comcast’s foray into distributed systems development
  • Migrating from MySQL to Riak – Moving from a transactional to consistent persistent model using enterprise replication, secondary indexes and automated object/Riak persistence mapping
  • Rebuilding a Bird in Flight – New ideas for current architecture and the know-how to scale from hundreds to millions while keeping uptime high and latency low
  • Building a Social Application on Riak – Overcoming read and write bottlenecks to improve performance and scalability
  • Data Structures in Riak – Approaching the problem of conflict resolution for complex data structures and formal strategies in recent literature
  • Modern Radiology for Distributed Systems – A radiological view of network-derived imagery and what it can tell companies about current systems as a whole
  • Keep CALM and Query On – Using the CALM Theorem to link Consistency and Logical Monotonicity, and how it can inform distributed software development

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For more details on the speakers, sessions and registration, please visit the conference website at: www.ricon2012.com

RICON 2012 is sponsored by GitHub, Boundary, Yammer, OmniTI and Trifork. Interested in sponsoring? Send an email to Mark Phillips.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Media Contact

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