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How Eventual is Eventual Consistency?

March 2, 2012

The second BashoChats Meetup was held last week at BashoWest. The office was packed with area developers and our two speakers, Ted Nyman and Peter Bailis, each delivered exceptional talks. Our awesome videographer Matt Fisher finished Peter’s talk first and it’s so good that we didn’t see any reason to keep it from you while he put the final touches on Ted’s.

Peter is Graduate Student in the much-heralded Berkeley CS department. Suffice it to say that we were honored to have him at BashoChats. He and some colleagues have been working on something called Probabilistically Bounded Staleness for Practical Partial Quorums (PBS). In short, PBS aims to define just how eventual “eventual consistency” is, and their research produced some fascinating findings that should affect how people view and deploy distributed databases like Riak, Cassandra and Voldemort.

This talk, the subject matter, and the presenter are all fantastic. Watch it twice and tell three friends about it. (The PDF version of the slides are here for any interested parties.)

We’ll have Ted Nyman’s talk up next week. In the meantime, join BashoChats so you can be a part of the next event.


Riak Control

February 22, 2012

Riak Control is Basho’s new OSS, REST-driven, user-interface for Riak. The code has been available for a few months now, but it’s officially supported in Riak 1.1, so we wanted share some details on what it’s about and why you should be excited about it.

Lowering the Barrier for Entry

Once a Riak cluster is up and running we want it to be as hands-free to administer as possible. Things should “just work,” like plumbing. But we’ll be the first to admit that a new user’s initial welcoming with Riak isn’t always as pleasant as it should be.

Some steps are unavoidable: downloading, installing, and/or building from source, etc. But once the initial work is done, the experience should be as inviting as possible. Riak is a very powerful database with numerous options and commands. Riak Control allows you to easily manage/inspect your cluster while ignoring many of these until needed.

Empowering Riak Administrators

When we first sat down to decide what the more important features for any Riak interface should be, one theme stood out above all the others: cluster management. We wanted to give developers and administrators the ability to quickly build a cluster, inspect nodes, and diagnose the health of their cluster. And we wanted it to happen fast.

Riak is about large datasets and clusters replicating that dataset for maximum availability and persistence. We’re working hard to help companies that write many, many GBs per day to clusters containing 50+ nodes. Riak Control is a tool that brings issues and risks front-and-center. And it gives customers the ability to take action in real-time.

The Two-Minute Tour

Riak Control is currently broken up into nested levels of detail. Each page in Riak Control is designed to give you just as much information as you need, nothing more. As you navigate the UI, you’ll gradually be taken deeper into the rabbit hole.

The Overview/Snapshot


The Snapshot is what you’ll see when you first fire up Riak Control. It should give you a warm-fuzzy feeling when everything is A-okay: an unmistakable, beautiful green check mark.

For times when things aren’t perfect, you will be presented with a list of concern areas. Each will have links to other pages of Riak Control where you can take a closer look at the problem.

The Cluster


The cluster page is where you can get a quick look at all of the nodes in your cluster and manage membership.

With a glance you can see which nodes are partitioned from the rest of the cluster or offline, which are leaving or joining the cluster, view partition ownership, monitor memory, and more. And with a click you can add nodes to the cluster, take nodes offline for maintenance, and leave the cluster.

The Ring


One level deeper than the cluster view is the ring page. This is where you can see the health of each partition. Most of the time, your ring will be too large to really manage from the ring view. But with the filters you can immediately find which partitions are owned by which nodes, partitions whose primary nodes are unreachable, current handoffs, and more.

What’s Next?

Riak Control is not standing still. Riak 1.1 includes Riak Control in its early stages so we can begin to gather feedback. We want to know what it does right and what it does wrong. Your feedback and ideas are encouraged. Additionally, we have a list of features and functionality slated for future releases. None of these are set in stone, but here is a list of what we have planned…


While Riak Control is – at its heart – a simple REST API, we’re working to modularize it in a way that allows you to write your own modules/plugins. We want to see Riak Control become a collection of pieces that all snap and work together, empowering you to manage your cluster in the way that best fits your needs.

Event streaming

Currently Riak Control uses a pull model to gather information about the cluster. While this isn’t a performance issue, we very much want to make it a push-system. As things happen to the cluster, the cluster should notify Riak Control of the changes, which in-turn will notify the user.

Node Statistics

Clicking on a node name from anywhere should take you to a page giving details specifically about that node, similar to the data you would get from a riak-admin status command.

Bucket & Object Inspection

While low-level object manipulation isn’t designed to be a primary feature of Riak Control, it is a very handy tool to have, and extremely valuable when initially setting up Riak for the first time. More importantly, Riak buckets will be available to create and inspect.

MapReduce Queries

Riak Control will feature a powerful interface for creating MapReduce queries. You will be able to debug, save, load, and execute previously saved queries with ease.

Customer Support Tools

In addition to the general tools provided for manipulation of the cluster and data, we also are planning for improve monitoring tools.

  1. View the log files of individual nodes
  2. See graphs of load, memory latency, disk usage, etc.
  3. Coalesce and bundle data for support tickets
  4. File support tickets

Any Comments, Questions, or Feature Requests?

Anything you’d like to share or ask? Join the Riak-Users Mailing List and tell us what you think. The other option is to fork the code and make your opinions known with a pull request or by filing an issue. You can also find some formal documentation on the Riak Wiki.

Thanks for being a part of Riak.

Jeff Massung

Basho is a Proud Sponsor of Travis CI

February 07, 2012

The crowd-funding site for the Travis CI Project went live this morning. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of working with it, Travis is a “distributed build system for the open source community” with support for Ruby, PHP, Clojure, Erlang, and JavaScript (with more on the way). The team working full-time on Travis consists of Josh Kalderimis, Sven Fuchs, Konstantin Haase, Michael Klishin, and Mathias Meyer (who is the most recent addition). In just over a year, they have built a significant amount of support and momentum around the tool. As of this morning, Travis had run over 400,000 tests for just more than 5,400 open source projects; not bad for something that was a side project of Fuchs’ until last February.

Basho’s usage of Travis is mainly via Riak’s client libraries and we’ve been thrilled with it to date. Over the past few months, Sean Cribbs, Basho’s lead on Riak’s Ruby Client, has been using Travis. Reid Draper, another member of the Basho Team, has also started using it for builds of Sumo, a Riak Clojure Client that he and a few others are spearheading. There is also a handful of other Riak-related projects that are using Travis regularly.

Based on Sean and Reid’s experience with Travis and their opinion of the project’s usefulness and viability, it was an easy decision for us to donate money to support its ongoing development. Basho is also dedicated to the usage and proliferation of quality open source projects, and Travis is a great example of this. So we are proud to be a Silver Sponsor of Travis CI and are looking forward to watching the tool and its community grow.


Riak In Production At Posterous

January 31, 2012

The videos from last month’s San Francisco Riak Meetup are online and ready for consumption. The first features Julio Capote giving a short overview of the work he and Posterous are doing with Riak as a post cache. The second presentation was from Mark Phillips and it was all about Riak Control, the new Riak Admin Tool that will be fully supported in the forthcoming Riak 1.1 release.

We also need to give a special thanks to Jana Boruta and the team at StackMob for furnishing the awesome venue.

Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of Riak.

The Basho Team


Riak In Production At Posterous

This talk runs about 11 minutes. In it, Julio details the importance of the post cache at Posterous, what their initial solution to the problem was, and how they went about selecting Riak over MongoDB, MySQL, and Redis.

Preview of Riak Control

This talk runs just under 30 minutes. Mark starts with a history of the Riak Admin UI, details Basho’s motivations for writing and open-sourcing Riak Control, and then gives a live demo of the tool and talks about future enhancements.

New Riak Handbook Available Now for Download

Former Basho Developer Advocate Mathias Meyer authors a comprehensive, hands-on guide to Riak.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 17, 2012 – Basho Technologies, the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies, today announced that former Basho developer advocate Mathias Meyer has completed Riak Handbook, a comprehensive, hands-on guide to Riak, Basho’s industry-leading, open source, distributed database.

Riak Handbook begins by exploring the driving forces behind Riak, including Amazon Dynamo, eventual consistency and CAP Theorem. Through a collection of examples and code, Mathias Riak Handbook walks through Riaks many features in detail including the following capabilities:

  • How to store-and-retrieve data in Riak
  • Analyze data with MapReduce using JavaScript and Erlang
  • Build and search full-text indexes with Riak Search
  • Index and query data using secondary indexes
  • Model data for eventual consistency
  • Scale to multi-node clusters in less than five minutes
  • Operate Riak in production
  • Handle failures in your application

Mathias Meyer is an experienced software developer, consultant and coach from Berlin, Germany. He has worked with database technology leaders such as Sybase and Oracle. He entered into the world of NoSQL in 2008 and worked at Basho Technologies from 2010 to 2011.

“We are excited that Mathias took on the endeavor to build a comprehensive book all about Riak,” said John Hornbeck, Vice President of Client Services, Basho Technologies. “Our customers and community will benefit from having a single source that covers everything from setting up Riak, to scaling out quickly, to operating and maintaining Riak. We have already seen strong customer interest in Riak Handbook, including many seeking site licenses to outfit their entire teams.”

Riak Handbook is available for purchase at riakhandbook.com. Single editions are available at $29/download. Site licenses are available for organizations implementing Riak for only $249.

About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile and e-commerce applications. Our flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability, and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80%. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Riak is available open source for download at basho.com/resources/downloads. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA.

2011 Was A Huge Year. Onto 2012

December 28, 2011

Distilling a year’s worth of work, innovation, and growth into one blog post is a fool’s errand. But we wanted to give it a shot regardless. This post is long, but it’s well worth the read. Make it to the end and you’ll see why. If you get there and regret it, let me know. I’ll send you some stickers.

2011 – A Look Back

2011 started off big for Basho and Riak. The fruits of our engineering labor were revealed in the Riak 0.14 Release that was made official on January 5th. This was a momentous event for us, and in the release were various feature additions and enhancements, along with copious bug fixes and usability improvements.

Next, in February, came a $7.5 Million Round of funding from some new and existing investors; they believed (and still believe) in our vision and product, and this money was put to good use building out the Basho team and pushing Riak farther.

With fresh funding in our coffers, we kept our heads down and continued to hack and hustle through February and March, picking up production users and closing new deals. April brought new interest in Riak Core, the framework that forms the backbone of Riak’s distributed capabilities. Companies like Yahoo! and AOL began to build applications on it for various use cases, and we did our best to make the project more usable outside of Riak. (There is still much to do to make Core truly accessible to developers, and, time permitting, we hope to address this in 2012.)

May arrived and we ruffled a few feathers with a blog post about what we thought was a theme that needed addressing in the NoSQL space. Also in May, Basho Board Member Eric Brewer was recruited to help Google plan and execute their cloud vision, one of the many accomplishments various members of the Basho Team would notch this year.

Corporate developments took center stage in June. We opened a new office in San Francisco, a move precipitated by massive user and customer growth on the West Coast. BashoWest, as we call it, has since become a co-working space of sorts in addition to our West Coast HQ, and we’re continuing to expand our efforts to spread knowledge about distributed systems and sound computing practices to developers. Later on that month we announced additional funding and the addition of Don Rippert as Basho CEO.

To start off July, we made it known that support for Google’s LevelDB would be part of the next release, a move that would let users take better advantage of Riak’s pluggable storage capabilities. Lager, a new logging framework for Erlang/OTP was also released and announced by Andrew Thompson. Writing and open-sourcing Lager was one of many steps we took in 2011 to address Riak’s (and Erlang’s) developer-friendliness. Client libraries were also on display in July. The Riak Java Client was given a makeover in response to user and customer demand, and Russell Brown and various community members continue to enhance the code. Ripple, Riak’s Ruby client, shared the spotlight. Sean Cribbs and his team of committers took over BashoWest for a week to hold the Ripple Hackathon, an event that contributed to what was a monumental year for Riak’s adoption in the Ruby Community.

We had our heads down in August, steadily grinding, only to re-emerge in September with a string of announcements about the code and features we were polishing off for the upcoming 1.0 release. The long awaited Secondary Indexing component of Riak was announced and chronicled by Rusty Klophaus; the work Bryan Fink was doing on Riak Pipe, our new MapReduce framework, was revealed in detail; Joseph Blomstedt, who we luckily snatched up after he released riak_zab, demonstrated the extensive work that he and the team had been doing to refine Riak’s Clustering Capabilities.

Then, to end the month, mere hours before September concluded, we released Riak 1.0. The culmination of years of hard work and innovation from Basho and our community, this release was the biggest in the history of Riak and it’ll be some time before any of us forget this day. Glance at the release notes to grasp the scope of this release if you’re not already running the code.

Onto October and November. The 111 Minna Gallery in downtown San Francisco played host to the Riak 1.0 Release party, an event attended by the entire Basho team along with almost 200 users, customers, and Basho supporters. Several weeks later we publicized the work we had been doing on the Riak-Hadoop Connector. In November it was also revealed that Basho’s Director of Engineering Dave “Dizzy” Smith had been named Erlang User of the Year for his work on Rebar. Also noteworthy from November: Scott Lystig Fritchie, another member of the Basho Engineering Team, shared some details on the work he and others were doing (and continue to do) to get DTrace added to Erlang.

Which brings us to December. Two big things happened this month, both on the 15th. First the Basho Developer Advocate Team released Riaknostic, a chunk of code, complete with beautiful documentation, intended to help eliminate operational issues before your Riak cluster goes live. Also on the 15th, Community Member Mathias Meyer released the Riak Handbook, a short yet near-comprehensive guide to using Riak, and the first extensive publication dedicated solely to Riak. (I’m told sales are booming.)

Community, Contributions, and Production Deployments

And even with all this, we are nothing without our community of users, customers, and contributors. As our COO Tony Falco has been known to say, we have a “community that sustains us with hard work and positivity.” Going into 2012, this could not be any less true.

The number of contributors to the projects that compose and are connected to Riak grew in a massive way, and the THANKS file now contains 170 names, up from about 40 at the beginning of the year. To date, hundreds of organizations and companies have contributed to the codebase, including Comcast, Yammer, GitHub, Trifork, Rails Machine, DISQUS, Formspring, Simple, Clipboard, Boundary, The Fedora Project, SEOmoz, SpawnGrid, Spreedly, ShowYou, Apollo Group… The list goes on. On the individual level, a special thanks is also owed to Tuncer Ayaz, for his dedication to Riak and Rebar.

Client library work that helped drive grass-roots adoption was done by people like Francisco Treacy (riak-js), Greg Stein, Soren Hansen, and Gilles Devaux, and Brett Hoerner (Riak’s Python Client), and Jeremiah Peschka and OJ Reeves, who took it upon themselves bring Riak to the .NET world. The Riak PHP Client was and continues to be refined by developers like KevBurnsJr, Jonathan Langevin, Mark Steele, and Eric Stevens.

We are immensely lucky, thankful, and grateful for these and future contributions, and we consider it a privilege to have you spend time working on and with Riak. Thank You!

Production deployment numbers also exploded, to the point where we are now comfortable saying there are more than 1000 Riak clusters either in production or that will be there very soon. Some of the noteworthy use cases:

  • Voxer relied on Riak when they needed to scale their backend to handle billions of daily requests on their way to becoming the number one Social Networking application on the iOS.
  • The Danish Government turned to Riak when they needed a datastore that could be trusted with the prescription records of their entire citizenry.
  • Bump, the #7 free iPhone Application of all time, switched to Riak when they realized their existing infrastructure wasn’t sustainable.
  • Yammer, which counts 80% of the Fortune 100 as customers, selected Riak to provide notifications to its millions of users
  • DotCloud chose Riak to scale critical components of their internal infrastructure.
  • ShowYou built out two Riak clusters to power their social video application and have developed a custom storage backend with integrated search and analytic capabilities.

These represent just a small portion of the hallmark deployments. We would need many more blog posts to provide details on all of them. Please add your use case details to the comments if you’re feeling compelled.

We also saw the appearance of a healthy dialog (the “good” and the “bad”) around what it takes to run Riak in production, driven by companies like Inaka Networks, The NetCircle, Production Scale/Solution Set, and Linklfluence sharing their stories. Riak isn’t perfect yet, and you’re driving us to make it better.

Another stat worth sharing: at least nine of the FORTUNE 100 have either deployed Riak or are committed to deploying it for services that generate revenue.

Onto 2012

And so, with this, we close out a momentous 2011 knowing full well that what we have planned for 2012 will make the accomplishments and growth we saw over the past 12 months pale in comparison. Are we “market leaders”? Hard to say. This is not a title we can bestow upon ourselves. But this past year’s successes, coupled with the code, partnerships, new hires, products, customer announcements, and initiatives we have in the pipeline for 2012 have us feeling very good about the coming year.

Thanks for being a part of Riak. Happy Holidays.

On behalf of the entire Basho Team and our Community,


Community Manager

BashoChats 001 – Erlang and DTrace; Storm and Distributed RPC

December 21, 2011

The inaugural BashoChats was held just under a week ago at BashoWest in San Francisco. About 30 local developers came out to have a few beers on Basho’s tab and discuss distributed systems and databases. If you’re local to the Bay Area and/or want to keep an eye on what we have planned, join the group. There are some great talks in the pipeline…

Most importantly I’m happy to report that both talks from the evening are now online for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy. Hope to see you next month.


DTrace and the Erlang VM

Andy Gross opened up the evening with just under 30 minutes on the current work happening at Basho and a few other companies to bring DTrace to Erlang VM. He starts off with some general information on both components and then goes in-depth on how they can be used to profile a running Riak installation.

Repo here on GitHub with the code he used for the examples in his presentation.

Computing Reach Using Storm Distributed RPC

After Andy concluded, Nathan Marz gave an overview of Storm, a framework he and his team at BackType built for distributed and fault tolerant realtime computation. He takes us through some Storm basics and then demonstrates how it is used to compute reach using distributed RPC.

Riak 1.0 Release Party Recap

November 17, 2011

The Riak 1.0 Release Party happened just over a week ago in San Francisco. It was an exceptional evening, and we were able to bring together the Basho Team and a huge number of local Riak community members to celebrate the release.

In addition to the excellent food, drinks, company, and conversation, we had two great talks. The first was delivered by Basho’s CTO Justin Sheehy and he did about 20 minutes on the origins of Basho and Riak, and precisely how and why we got to Riak 1.0. After Justin concluded, Dave “Dizzy” Smith, Basho’s Director of Engineering, closed things up with some passionate words about where Riak and Basho are going and why he’s excited to be a part of it.

Most importantly, if you weren’t able to attend, we recorded the talks so no one would miss out on the action. They are well worth the 30 minutes and at the end of it you can call yourself a “Riak Historian”. You can find the video below. We also took some photos of the event. Those are below, too.

Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of Riak.

The Basho Team

Riak 1.0 Is Officially Released!

September 30, 2011

We are absolutely thrilled to report that as of today, Riak 1.0 is officially released and ready for your production applications!

Riak 1.0 packages are available. Go download one. And then go read the release notes because they are extensive and full of useful information highlighting the great work Basho has done since the last release.

There is already a lot of literature out there on the release, so here are the essentials to get you started.

The High Level Awesome

For those of you who need a refresher on the release, this 1.0 Slide Deck will give you a quick overview of why you should be excited about it. The big-ticket features are as follows:

Secondary Indexing

In 1.0 we added the ability to build secondary indexes on your data stored in Riak. We developed this functionality because, quite frankly, people needed a more powerful way to query their data.

Riak Pipe And Revamped MapReduce

Riak’s MapReduce functionality isn’t anything new, but we did a lot of work in this release to make the system more robust, performant, and resistant to failures. Riak Pipe is the new underlying processing layer that powers MapReduce, and you’ll be seeing a lot of cool features and functionality made possible as a result of it in the near future.


Usability is a huge focus for us right now, and logging is something that’s less-than-simple to understand in Erlang applications. To that end, we wrote a new logging framework for Erlang/OTP called Lager that is shipping with 1.0 and drastically reduces the headaches traditionally associated with Erlang logging and debugging.

Search Integration

Riak Search has been a supported Basho product for several releases now, but until 1.0 you were required to build it as a separate package. In 1.0 we’ve merged the search functionality into Riak proper. Enabling it is a simple one line change in a configuration file. Do this and you’ve got distributed, full text search capabilities on top of Riak.

Support for LevelDB

Riak provides for pluggable storage backends, and we are constantly trying to improve the options we offer to our users. Google released LevelDB some months back, and we started to investigate it as a possible addition to our suite of supported backends. After some rigorous testing, what we found is that LevelDB had some attractive functionality and performance characteristics compared to our existing offerings (mainly Innostore), and it will be shipping in 1.0. Bitcask is still the default storage engine, but LevelDB, aside from being an alternative for key/value storage, is being used as the backend behind the new Secondary Indexing functionality.

Cluster Membership

One of the most powerful components of Riak is riak_core, the distributed systems framework that, among many others things, enables Riak to scale horizontally. Riak’s scalability and operational simplicity are of paramount importance to us, and we are constantly looking to make this code and system even better. With that in mind, we did some major work in 1.0 to improve upon our cluster membership system and are happy to report that it’s now more stable and scalable than ever.

And So Much More …

Riak 1.0 is a massive accomplishment, and the features and code listed above are just the beginning of what this release has to offer. Take some time to read the lengthy release notes and you’ll see what we mean.

These improvements are many months in the making, and the bug fixes, new features, and added functionality make Riak (in our humble opinion) the best open source database available today.

Thank You, Community!

We did our best to ensure that the community was as big a part of this release as possible, and there’s no way the code and features would be this rock-solid without your help. Thanks for your usage, support, testing, debugging, and help with spreading the word about Riak and 1.0.

And 1.0 is just the beginning. We’ll continue to refine and build Riak over the coming months, and we would love for you to be a part of it if you’re not already. Some ways to get involved:

Download Riak on Your Preferred Platform

Read the Riak Wiki

Watch Riak on GitHub

Thanks for being a part of Riak!


Basho Technologies Announces Anticipated Release of Riak 1.0

Additions to Leading Open Source Distributed Database Extends Ability to Process and Analyze Information Stored in Riak

CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 27, 2011Basho Technologies, the provider of distributed database and storage management solutions, today announced the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Riak 1.0 open source database platform, as well as its Riak Enterprise commercially licensed offering. Riak 1.0 includes features and tools aimed at helping organizations solve the difficult problems involved with managing and interpreting data in a distributed fashion, such as in cloud-computing environments.

The release of Riak 1.0 follows a period of tremendous growth in the Riak open source community, with hundreds of organizations benefitting from Riak’s distributed database functionality in production environments. Additionally, Basho Technologies has seen accelerated demand for solutions based on Riak, seeing record results in terms of customer and revenue growth in the first three quarters of 2011. New customers and users in recent quarters include Bump Technologies, Clipboard.com, the Health System of Denmark, DotCloud, Formspring, Ideeli, i-Velocity (marking Basho’s first customer engagement in India), Mezeo, SEOmoz, Social Genius, Swipely, Voxer, Yammer, and many more enterprises and agencies.

“We are excited about the new features in Riak 1.0, as they give us a step up in terms of taking advantage of the data we’re already capturing with Riak,” said Ty Amell, co-founder and CEO at Stackmob, a mobile applications platform provider. “New features like secondary indices will enable us to build smarter capabilities that add greater value to users of our existing mobile platform.”

“Riak 1.0 sets a new bar for managing data in a distributed environment,” said Don Rippert, president and CEO of Basho Technologies. “Riak has already proven its stability, ability to scale and provide absolute fault-tolerance in a highly distributed deployment; with 1.0, users of Riak can now more easily build and maintain powerful business applications on top of our platform.”

Features of Riak 1.0 Include:

  • Secondary Indices – allows a developer to retrieve Riak objects using a simple query language that matches compound criteria against an object’s properties
  • Riak Pipe – a new feature for higher-latency data processing; a new take on Map/Reduce style data processing
  • Integration of Riak Search – the powerful search engine built for Riak is now tightly integrated with the core 1.0 package
  • Lager – a new, simple and effective logging framework for Riak 1.0
  • LevelDB Support – Riak 1.0 includes available support for the LevelDB storage engine, further increasing user choice in deploying Riak
  • Administration Improvements – new tools make it easier to scale, manage and access a Riak cluster for developers and administrators

“Riak has already proven to be a great tool for capturing data, regardless of type, volume or environment, in a highly available and fault-tolerant manner,” said Eric Brewer, creator of the CAP Theorem, vice president of infrastructure at Google and member of Basho’s Board of Directors. “With the features in Riak 1.0, users will have not just a battle-proven database but better tools for analyzing and processing the data they capture and store with Riak.”

Riak 1.0 will be available later this month. To preview some of the new features, download Riak, or to inquire about a commercial deployment, please visit www.basho.com.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies, Inc., founded in 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers, and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM – News), has offices in San Francisco, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Reston, Virginia. Basho’s flagship solution, Riak, is a distributed data store that combines extreme fault tolerance, rapid scalability, and ease of use to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Big Data management and storage software market. Designed from the ground up to work with applications that run on the Internet and mobile networks, Riak is particularly well-suited for users of cloud infrastructure such as Amazon’s AWS and Joyent’s Smart platform and is available in both an open source and a paid commercial version. For more information about Basho or Riak visit www.basho.com.