December 11, 2013
The Basho team congratulates Covata on the successful launch of Covata Safe Share earlier today. Covata Safe Share is a document security solution that enables the guaranteed secured sharing of data to users on any device, anywhere, while also addressing the risk of data leakage and loss. Covata Safe Share embeds Riak as the highly available distributed database managing user, access-control, and document data. Over the past several months, Basho and Covata have collaborated together to address enterprise-class requirements for sensitive document data sharing.
Covata Safe Share is a web-based interface that guides users through the simple process of selecting a file to protect, assignment of authorized or ad hoc Collaborators, and defining the access controls that identify the conditions under which the file can be accessed. Originators can revoke access to any file at any time or change the access controls to adapt to evolving circumstances and requirements. Data can be stored on one or more cloud storage providers, giving the organization complete deployment flexibility. Organizations retain full ownership of the encryption keys, access controls and audit data, and can store these elements on-premises while moving secured data to the cloud. This prevents the cloud storage provider from gaining access to sensitive data.
The growth in cloud storage continues to accelerate. Basho is excited to continue to work with Covata to “protect data wherever it goes.”
Covata’s press release, Covata Introduces Safe Share For Securing Data In The Cloud, has additional detail on the launch.
October 22, 2013
Today, Seagate has announced the availability of their Kinetic Open Storage platform, which simplifies data management, improves performance and scalability, all while lowering expenses. This fundamentally new architecture reduces costs by allowing applications to communicate directly with the storage system, eliminating the acquisition, deployment, and support costs of hyperscale storage infrastructures.
Basho has partnered with Seagate to help them develop this platform to provide interoperability and testing with Riak. Now, with the release of this platform, we want to make it easier for developers to test the Kinetic Open Storage platform with Riak. We have just released an alpha version of our eKinetic driver, which enables an Erlang-based high-performance socket connection to the drive. We have also released software to improve Riak backend compatibility by mapping a Riak backend to the drive library. Both are available for download https://github.com/basho-labs/riak_kinetic.
Not only does deploying Riak on this platform drastically simplify the management of data through a straightforward socket-based network interface, this simplification also increases I/O efficiency by removing bottlenecks and optimizing cluster management, data replication, migration, and active multi-datacenter performance. Additionally, it is expected that users will realize up to a 50% decrease in the Total Cost of Operations through simplified operations alone. Users can also maximize storage density through reduced power and cooling costs and build out cloud datacenters for even more savings.
Seagate Principal Technologist, James Hughes, will be speaking about the Kinetic Open Storage platform and Riak at RICON, Basho’s distributed systems conference. His talk, “Device Based Innovation to Enable Scale-Out Storage” will take place on October 29th at 12pm in Track Two. Seagate is also a sponsor of RICON.