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Basho Unveils Riak CS 1.4, Driving Distributed Cloud Storage Innovation for Public and Private Clouds

New Release Adds OpenStack Integration, Simplifies Management, and Boosts Multi-Datacenter Replication Speed

August 13, 2013 – CAMBRIDGE, MABasho Technologies, the leader in distributed systems software, announced today the availability of Riak CS 1.4 and Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise. Riak CS 1.4 continues Basho’s commitment to provide cloud storage software that is simple to operate, highly available by design, and compatible with industry cloud standards. Riak CS is used by organizations worldwide to power their public and private clouds.

Riak CS 1.4 introduces formal integration with OpenStack, provides enhanced performance and manageability, includes community requests, and improves performance at scale. Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise significantly boosts the performance of multi-data center replication by allowing for concurrent channels, so the full capacity of the network and cluster size can scale the performance to available resources.

“Riak CS is seeing impressive market adoption, especially from service providers looking to increase their portfolio offering with large object storage,” said Greg Collins, president and CEO of Basho Technologies. “This release continues our commitment of providing simple and accessible cloud storage for a broad range of cloud computing platforms and use cases. With the addition of OpenStack integration and significant performance improvements, Riak CS 1.4 also appeals strongly to enterprises building their own object storage or adopting a hybrid-cloud deployment methodology.”

“Object storage is quickly becoming a foundational platform capability for cloud providers and large enterprises to meet the rapidly growing surge in demand to store more data,” said Simon Robinson, vice president of storage research at 451 Research. “Riak CS continues to see greater adoption in public and private clouds. Riak CS’s tighter integration with OpenStack is certain to be another catalyst for Basho. OpenStack users gain a very capable storage alternative to Swift, OpenStack’s object storage platform.”

“Yahoo! JAPAN has been using Riak CS for over a year to power our public cloud storage platform” said Shingo Saito, cloud product manager at Yahoo! JAPAN. “Riak CS is also used by LOHACO, for its on-line shopping platform, operated by ASKUL Corporation, Yahoo! JAPAN partner, and by some of the largest companies in Japan. We are excited to continue to partner with Basho and look forward to deploying Riak CS 1.4.”

“Redapt is excited to work with Basho to help customers address distributed object storage needs within OpenStack environments,” said David Cantu, co-founder and COO at Redapt. “Redapt’s mission is to enable leading service providers, enterprises, and web centric companies with the ability to achieve the numerous economic and operational benefits of private cloud computing. With the Riak 1.4 announcement, Basho is helping us deliver on that commitment for our customers with proven distributed cloud storage software that is now more finely tuned for integration with OpenStack.”

“Businesses have a range of object storage needs and our partnership with Basho helps us easily address even the most complex scenarios in our public cloud,” said Jared Wray, CTO of Tier 3. “Our global data center footprint enables businesses of all sizes to adopt object storage for a variety of use cases including: cloud-native and cross-device apps, backups and archives, and secure file transfer. The improved performance and simplified operations available with Riak CS 1.4 continue to help our customers simply scale to meet operational demand.”

Major Feature Additions of Riak CS 1.4 include:

  • Built-in integration with OpenStack. Riak CS 1.4 introduces support for OpenStack’s Keystone authentication service and introduces compatibility with OpenStack Object Storage API.
  • Improved performance of large bucket query operations. Secondary indexing pagination, introduced with Riak 1.4, allows for significant performance improvements of large bucket query requests.
  • Simplified operational management. Improvements to the User API allow operators greater flexibility in managing Riak CS user information, while also improving the agility and responsiveness of Riak CS.
  • Decreased bandwidth for object block retrieval. Changes to how Riak CS handles object block retrieval will decrease intracluster bandwidth by 67% and improve download performance.

Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise adds the following:

  • Enhanced multi-site replication performance. Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise allows for concurrent channels of communication between clusters, which greatly enhances the capability for replication by taking advantage of all the network’s available resources.

Riak CS 1.4 is available for Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Mac, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, SmartOS, and Solaris.

To view the latest technical documentation or to download Riak CS, visit docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/.

To view a feature comparison with OpenStack Swift, visit docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/references/appendices/comparisons/Riak-Compared-to-Swift/.

To view a feature comparison with EMC Atmos, visit docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/references/appendices/comparisons/Riak-Compared-to-Atmos/.

To request a trial license of Riak CS Enterprise, prospective inquiries can request a Riak CS Tech Talk at http://info.basho.com/SignUpRiakTechTalk.html.

About Basho
Basho is a distributed systems company dedicated to making software that is highly available, fault-tolerant and easy-to-operate at scale. Basho’s distributed database, Riak and Basho’s cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by over 25 percent of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications and their public and private cloud platforms.

Riak and Riak CS are available open source. Riak Enterprise and Riak CS Enterprise offer enhanced multi-datacenter replication and 24×7 Basho support. For more information, visit basho.com. Basho is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington DC.

Contact Information:
Alex Gutow
Basho Technologies
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415-484-6765

Morgan Mathis
Highwire PR
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