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NHS launches upgraded IT backbone Spine, powered by Riak

London, Sept. 9 2014 – the Spine – the electronic backbone of the UK’s National Health Service – has been successfully rebuilt to harness new technology, including the use of Basho Technologies’ distributed database, Riak Enterprise.

The Spine – a collection of national applications, services and directories – connects clinicians, patients and local service providers throughout England to essential national services, such as electronic prescriptions and patient health records.

Spine is used by more than 20,000 organizations that provide health care across England, including primary and secondary care sites, pharmacies, opticians and dentists. Riak, the open source distributed database, is key to providing the reliability and scalability for the platform to drive efficiency and improve patient care.

The NHS’ move to revamp the Spine, in a major project led by England’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), was driven by the need for a scalable, resilient and flexible system that would also result in cost-savings for the organization.

With these requirements in mind, the NHS selected Riak Enterprise, the commercial version of Basho’s distributed open source, highly available NoSQL database, to support the transition and implementation of the new Spine. Basho and the HSCIC collaborated throughout to ensure the technical knowledge of both organizations was reflected in enhancements to Riak and the wider project itself.

Riak has been tested thoroughly over the past year and will also allow the NHS to update the Spine seamlessly, removing interruptions which could adversely affect NHS employees and patients.

The transition was finalised over the weekend of 22nd August, 2014, with the infrastructure undergoing a 45-day period of intensive monitoring to ensure that it is performing as expected.

“The improvement of patient care is of the utmost importance in the healthcare industry. As data, such as patient records, prescriptions and all other medical information becomes digitized, it is vital that government health organizations can adapt and provide constant, reliable access to this information,” said Adam Wray, CEO at Basho Technologies.

Stuart McCaul, Managing Director, EMEA at Basho Technologies said, “The information stored on the Spine is potentially life-saving, and so users must be able to quickly access the data they require without delay or complication. Riak has previously been adopted by other healthcare services outside of the UK, such as The Danish Health and Medical Authority, and it provides the Spine with resiliency and predictable scalability while also saving the NHS both time and costs, contributing to the improvement of patient care in England.”

About Basho Technologies

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, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, and Basho’s cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by one third 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.

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Basho and Seagate Partner to Deliver Scale-Out Cloud Storage Breakthrough

Basho makes available alpha eKinetic (Erlang) driver and an integrated backend for Riak

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 22, 2013 – Basho, an expert in distributed systems and cloud storage software, announced today that it has partnered with Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) to help significantly advance the economics and performance potential of cloud architectures. For the past six months, Basho has worked with Seagate on its development of its Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform, providing interoperability and testing with Riak, Basho’s distributed NoSQL database.

The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform eliminates the storage server tier of traditional data center architectures by enabling applications to speak directly to the storage system, thereby reducing expenses associated with the acquisition, deployment, and support of hyperscale storage infrastructures. The platform leverages Seagate’s expertise in hardware and software storage systems integrating an open source API and Ethernet connectivity with Seagate hard drive technology.

Basho developed Riak to offer businesses a highly-available, fault-tolerant, distributed database ensuring ultra-low-latency performance that is simple-to-operate – at any scale. Today, Riak is used by thousands of companies including over 30 percent of the Fortune 50. Basho’s partnership with Seagate aimed to continue to improve on these ambitions and customers deploying Riak on the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform will see the following benefits:

  • An increase in I/O efficiency by removing bottlenecks and optimizing cluster management, data replication, migration, and active multi-data center performance
  • An improvement in customer Total Cost of Operations (TCO) by up to 50 percent through simplified operations
  • An additional cost savings by maximizing storage density through reduced power and cooling costs, and receiving potentially dramatic savings in cloud data center build outs

To assist with developers seeking to test the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform, Basho is making available an eKinetic driver enabling an Erlang-based high-performance socket connection to the drive. Basho is also providing software that maps a Riak backend to the drive library. Both the eKinetic driver and Riak backend compatibility are available as alpha version software.

“Seagate is bringing device based innovation to the scale-out cloud market in a new and open way,” said Ali Fenn, Senior Director of Advanced Storage at Seagate Technology. “This is a fundamentally new architecture – integrating an open source key/ value API and Ethernet connectivity into devices – that represents a vital leap forward in decreasing cloud architecture TCO while improving performance. We are very excited to work with Basho, a leader in distributed object storage software, to bring complete solutions to customers.”

“Basho’s distributed database relies on key/value stores directly attached to servers,” commented Jon Meredith, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Basho. “Seagate’s kinetic drive simplifies the management of key/value store, filesystem, logical volume manager, RAID controllers and actual devices by replacing them with a simple socket-based network interface. Freeing drives from server chassis enables independent scaling of capacity and throughput of a cloud architecture. We look forward to continuing to work with Seagate to offer customers significant performance and cost benefits when combining Riak on kinetic drive technology.”

Seagate at RICON West
James Hughes, Principal Technologist from Seagate, will be speaking at Basho’s distributed systems conference RICON West held in San Francisco October 29-30. His session is entitled Device Based Innovation to Enable Scale Out Storage. Seagate is a sponsor of RICON.

About Seagate
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About Basho Technologies
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 30 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.

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
alex@basho.com
415-484-6765

Morgan Mathis
Highwire PR
morgan@highwirepr.com
415-963-4174 x37

Basho Technologies Joins DevCon5 Conference as Diamond Sponsor

Originally posted on HTML5Report.com

Open-source distributed database provider to offer insight at July 24-25 event in New York

Norwalk, CT – July 18, 2013 – TMC and Crossfire Media announced today that Basho Technologies has signed on as a Diamond Sponsor for DevCon5, the HTML5 and mobile app developers’ conference. The event will be held July 24-25, 2013 at the Kimmel Center in New York City and will focus on the innovative technology, tools and techniques that enterprise, mobile and gaming developers utilize in order to develop HTML pages and apps.

Basho Technologies is the creator and developer of Riak, an open-source distributed database, providing extreme high-availability, fault-tolerance, and operational simplicity, even at scale. Riak has rapidly gained adoption throughout the Fortune 500, including 30 percent of the Fortune 50, and has become foundational to many of the world’s fastest-growing Web-based, mobile and social applications.

In addition to sponsoring DevCon5, Basho Lead UI/UX Designer and Developer, Sarah Drasner, will also be presenting on “CSS Animation to Tell a Story.” Her talk will focus on how to construct engaging animations with very little to no jQuery. Additionally, she will discuss how she has used advanced HTML5 techniques to tell the story of Riak, an abstract and complex product.

“Basho’s business is built on choosing the right tool to do the job, both internally and externally. Erlang was the right choice for Riak and we work with customers to ensure Riak is the right tool for their use case. We are not afraid to experiment with new ideas or techniques, which has helped us become a leader in distributed systems,” said Drasner. “At DevCon5, we look forward to showcasing how we have used HTML5 and CSS3 to tell the story of Riak to a broad audience through the creation of a digestible visualization.”

“With its exclusive focus on distributed systems software, Basho Technologies has become a clear industry leader and attendees will benefit greatly from their insight,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media and executive director of DevCon5 Content and Community. “We look forward to welcoming Basho as a Diamond Sponsor of DevCon5.”

DevCon5 is also supported by Diamond Sponsor BlackBerry, Platinum Sponsors Kony and Radware, Gold Sponsors AOL Networks and DreamFactory, Silver Sponsor Xtreme Labs, Analyst Partner ABI Research, Association Partner Mobile Monday New York and wireless industry partners.

Registration for DevCon5 is now open. Passes include admission to all conference and keynote sessions, meals and access to networking events. For more information contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.

Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for DevCon5 should contact TMC’s Dan Gold at 203-852-6800 x105.

For the latest DevCon5 news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at @DevConFive.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Secure Mobility Conference; Small Cell Summit, Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About Basho Technologies

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.

Tier 3 Launches Global Cloud Object Storage

Tier 3 Launches Global Cloud Object Storage
New Service, Powered by Riak CS Enterprise, Delivers High Availability and “Geo-Data Locality” via Automatic and Instant Replication

BELLEVUE, WA — June 19, 2013Tier 3, a provider of public cloud infrastructure and cloud management tools, today announced the general availability of a new, distributed object storage service with automated data center redundancy. Powered by Basho’s Riak CS Enterprise, this service offers enterprises flexible, scalable cloud storage for files of any type and any size. Files – or “objects” – stored in Tier 3’s cloud are automatically replicated to a secondary in-country data center. This unique feature provides native “high availability” that improves performance, reliability, and ensures that critical data will never vanish into the ether.

By contrast, most existing cloud-based object storage systems require additional engineering work to enable this automated capability, a burden that many IT professionals and developers would rather not carry.

“Object storage in the cloud has proven to be a best practice for real-time data backups and archiving. With the launch of this service, Tier 3 has added a layer of enterprise-grade capabilities on object storage, with automatic redundancy to a second geographic location,” said Jared Wray, founder and CTO of Tier 3. “Partnering with Basho has allowed us to provide enterprises with a simple, scalable storage platform for their applications and data. Furthermore, this service will support data sovereignty scenarios for sensitive data.”

Tier 3 offers the complete enterprise cloud – a growing collection of integrated services that includes virtual servers running in the public cloud, cloud management functions like automation and orchestration, as well as Web Fabric, a platform as a service offering based on Cloud Foundry. The company operates nine data centers worldwide.

Object storage from Tier 3 is available immediately in its two Canadian data centers, with additional locations in the U.S. scheduled for next quarter. Rollout will extend to Tier 3 data centers in the U.K. and mainland Europe thereafter. Users simply pay monthly for the amount of storage allocated on Tier 3’s federated cloud data centers, and may scale storage up or down as desired.

The automatic replication of data to separate data center also delivers on a growing requirement for enterprise cloud deployments – geo-data locality. This feature allows enterprises to pre-determine the physical locations of specific data. This can be used not only to address regulatory compliance, but also to improve the end-customer experience through ultra low latency.

To help deliver this new service, Tier 3 chose Riak CS Enterprise from Basho Technologies. This advanced cloud storage software runs on top of Riak, a sophisticated open-source distributed database that provides extreme high availability, fault tolerance, and operational simplicity.

“Businesses are increasingly asking for options to meet their rapidly growing and diverse object storage requirements,” said Justin Sheehy, CTO of Basho. “Tier 3’s offering is powerful as it emphasizes enterprise requirements for security and resiliency while also providing the flexibility users expect from a public cloud. Basho is excited to see Riak CS’ unique multi-data center replication perform as a core component underlying Tier 3’s new global cloud object storage offering.”

Customer Demand Fuels Development of Object Storage

As cloud adoption continues apace, so too does the demand for cloud storage. In a recent research note, Gartner predicts worldwide Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS) Storage for end-user spending to grow at a 31% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), from an estimated $1.7B in 2013 to a forecast $4.9B in 2017(1).

Object storage is fueling much of this growth, since it is ideal for many enterprise scenarios, including hosting of multimedia files, data back-ups, archives, transfer of large files, and much more.

Product Overview

Highlights of the new object storage service from Tier 3 include:

  • Storage for Large Objects. Users may store any type of file in the Tier 3 cloud – images, videos, documents, database backups, archives, and more. The service supports direct uploads for files up to 5 GB, while larger files may be stored using multipart file uploads.
  • Storage for Public Files, Plus Permissions to Keep Objects Private. Users may host public files with object storage – for example, images used in web applications or downloadable multimedia content. For additional security, files stored in Tier 3 are flagged as private by default.
  • Geographic Redundancy & High Availability. Object storage from Tier 3 offers multi-datacenter replication natively, with high availability already built-in.
  • S3 Compatibility. Users familiar with S3 may re-use existing code assets with the Tier 3 object storage service. The company’s API supports service, bucket, and object-level operations. In addition, object storage from Tier 3 is compatible with many S3 file management utilities.
  • Enterprise-Grade Security, with Key-Pair Permissions. System administrators may store collections of files in buckets that are protected with unique key-pairs. Admins can simply point-and-click to assign permissions to other users as needed.
  • Scalability. Object storage from Tier 3 can easily scale to any size desired.

Additional information on Tier 3’s object storage may be found at: http://www.tier3.com/products/object-storage.

(1) Gartner [Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 1Q13 Update], [Anderson, E., Bell, W. and others] and [2013, March 26]

About Tier 3
Tier 3 is a complete cloud management platform for mid-tier to large enterprises, as well as SaaS providers. To bring even more value to customers, Tier 3 has combined elements of the traditional enterprise cloud market with those of cloud management platforms. Tier 3’s suite of cloud products and services include advanced management and orchestration enabling our customers to run workloads ranging from simple development and test environments to the most complex and demanding enterprise applications. The Company is based in Bellevue, WA, with regional presence in multiple locations in North America and Europe. www.tier3.com.

About Basho Technologies
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.

SoftLayer & Basho Partner Announcement

SoftLayer & Basho Partner for High-Performance, Scalable Riak In The Cloud
Turnkey Big Data Environments Available Across SoftLayer’s Global Infrastructure

Dallas, TX and Cambridge, MA — April 30, 2013 — Basho and SoftLayer Technologies today announced the availability of Riak and Riak Enterprise on SoftLayer’s global cloud platform. The integrated solution provides the availability, fault tolerance, operational simplicity, and scalability of Riak combined with the flexibility, performance, and agility of SoftLayer’s on-demand infrastructure.

SoftLayer and Basho have collaborated to make Riak—an open source, distributed database—deployment more accessible and flexible through a pay-as-you-go service model. The solution enables organizations to swiftly deploy scalable production-grade systems, accelerating the speed of deployment of big data applications and providing greater business agility. Organizations can design and deploy a complete solution set through SoftLayer’s Web-based Solution Designer, with ongoing management and provisioning available via the company’s portal, mobile apps and API.

Common use cases for Riak include fault-tolerant, low-latency storage for content, user and session information, mobile data, log files, JSON/XML documents, and more. For customers that require replication of clusters between multiple data centers, Riak Enterprise is available and also adds extended monitoring and 24×7 support. Customers use multi-datacenter replication, in two or more sites, to serve global traffic, maintain active backups, run secondary analytics clusters, or meet disaster recovery and regulatory compliance requirements.

“Customer demand for easy-to-deploy and manage big data cloud-based solutions continues to rise,” says Duke Skarda, CTO of SoftLayer. “We are seeing substantial adoption through joint customers, such as Bump. Our platform was built specifically to support the kind of Web-scale distributed applications that big data exemplifies, and our partnership with Basho is further validation of our commitment to deliver a complete suite of scalable, high-performance big data solutions.”

“Basho and SoftLayer have long catered to innovative developers building the next generation of web, social and mobile applications. Today, enterprise customers are demanding the same, an architecture that provides for zero-data loss and delivers zero-downtime,” says Bobby Patrick, executive vice president and CMO of Basho. “We believe distributed systems software, such as Riak, and distributed infrastructure is required to help customers truly achieve these ambitions. Basho is excited to partner with SoftLayer to help companies easily deploy applications that are truly distributed, scalable, and always available.”

Bump is one of the most popular mobile apps on the market today. The app makes it easy for users to share their contact information, photos, and other objects by simply “bumping” their smartphones. Bump uses Riak to store user data including events, communications sent and received, handset information and authentication tokens.

“Operational ease is key to our business success,” says Mark Smith, Operations Lead at Bump. “The combination of SoftLayer, who we already trust with our business and data, and Basho, who makes the database that we trust at scale, saves us time and effort and allows us to focus on our business, not our data infrastructure.”

Features & Benefits

  • Web-based SoftLayer Solution Designer makes it easy to configure and deploy Riak environments on demand and at the click of a button.
  • High performance and superior availability and scalability leveraging the broadest cloud infrastructure platform in the industry including dedicated bare metal servers and a broad range of storage options.
  • Global private network allows for high-speed, secure replication between clusters
    Optimized infrastructure and best-practice deployments based on joint insights, expertise, and experience from SoftLayer and Basho.
  • Pay-as-you-go model provides the flexibility of monthly or annual billing and no long-term contracts.

Riak Available On SoftLayer Platform

April 30, 2013

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Riak and Riak Enterprise on SoftLayer’s global cloud platform. Users can now easily configure and deploy Riak environments on the SoftLayer platform with a flexible, pay-as-you-go service model. The solution makes it easy for organizations to quickly deploy scalable production-grade Riak systems on-demand. The partnership accelerates the speed of developing and launching applications with Riak, provides ease of operations with scale, and enables global multi-datacenter replication.

Features of the joint offering include:

  • Web-based tool to configure and deploy Riak on demand and at the click of a button
  • Pay-as-you-go model providing the flexibility of monthly or annual billing and no long-term contracts
  • Rapid deployment on dedicated, bare-metal servers for optimum performance

With the Riak Enterprise offering on SoftLayer, users can replicate data stored in Riak across SoftLayer’s global infrastructure. This multi-datacenter replication capability provides data locality, disaster recovery, global load balancing, and active backups. SoftLayer’s global private network allows for high-speed, secure replication between clusters.

The integrated solution provides the availability, fault tolerance, operational simplicity, and scalability of Riak combined with the flexibility, performance, and agility of SoftLayer’s on-demand infrastructure.

Bump is one of the most popular mobile apps on the market today, and is already using Riak on the SoftLayer platform. “Operational ease is key to our business success,” says Mark Smith, Operations Lead at Bump. “The combination of SoftLayer, who we already trust with our business and data, and Basho, who makes the database that we trust at scale, saves us time and effort and allows us to focus on our business, not our data infrastructure.”

For more information on how Bump uses Riak, check out the case study. For more information on Riak Enterprise, visit the product page or documentation.

SoftLayer is also sponsoring the RICON East 2013 after party. On night one of the conference, we’re renting out Hudson Terrace for a one-of-a-kind party. SoftLayer and Basho are furnishing drinks, food, and entertainment. All RICON attendees are automatically registered for the party…but, as of today, the party is open to anyone who wants to register.

Basho Announces Initial Speaker Line-Up for RICON East

Over 30 speakers from bitly, Comcast, The Weather Channel, Turner Broadcasting System, Harvard University, and more to discuss the future of distributed systems.

New York City, NY – April 8, 2013Basho, the worldwide leader in distributed database and cloud storage software, announced today the initial speaker line up for RICON East. RICON is Basho’s global conference series that is dedicated to distributed systems and is designed by and for engineers, developers, data scientists, and architects. RICON East is being held May 13-14 in New York City, NY. Basho expects to assemble hundreds of the industry’s most influential thinkers and practitioners devoted to deploying distributed systems technologies, including NoSQL solutions and Cloud Storage.

Speakers include:
Dr. Margo L. Seltzer, Harvard University
Rich Hickey, Creator of Clojure, Datomic
Camille Fournier, Rent the Runway
Alex Payne, Breather
Hilary Mason, bitly
Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI
Robert Treat, OmniTI
Neha Narula, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Neil Conway, UC Berkeley
Kyle Kingsbury, Factual
Ed Laczynski, Datapipe
Brian Akins, Turner Broadcasting System
Sathish Gaddipati, The Weather Channel
Michajlo Matijkiw, Comcast
Mark Wunsch, Gilt Groupe

Basho engineers will be featured prominently throughout RICON East. Basho speakers include: Andy Gross, Sean Cribbs, Matthew Von-Maszewski, Ryan Zezeski, Chris Tilt.

RICON East builds on Basho’s highly successful, sold-out RICON 2012 event held Fall 2012 in San Francisco. Presentations from RICON 2012 are available to view at www.ricon2012.com.

Ticket Information
Tickets are available online at http://ricon.io/east.html. Student discount prices are available online. For other discounts, including discounts for large groups, contact Mark Phillips at mark@basho.com.

Sponsorship information
Initial sponsors of RICON East include Fastly, Meraki, Engine Yard, Github and NoSQLWeekly. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Santero at tsantero@basho.com.

About Basho Technologies
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 NoSQL database, Riak, and Basho’s cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by over 25% 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.

Basho Technologies and PalominoDB Partner to Offer Enhanced Support and Monitoring Services for Riak Installation and Management

PalominoDB announced a strategic partnership with Basho Technologies, creators of Riak, to provide enhanced operational support for customers managing Riak clusters.

LAS VEGAS, NV and CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 25, 2012PalominoDB, the boutique database operations and engineering consultancy, announced a strategic partnership with Basho Technologies, creators of Riak, the widely-used open-source, distributed database and Riak CS, multi-tenant, cloud storage software, in order to provide enhanced operational support for customers managing Riak clusters.

“Our partnership with Palomino extends Basho’s own support and services with 24×7 monitoring and access to an additional pool of highly-skilled, multi-faceted support resources that are designed to complement webops and devops organizations,” said Mark Phillips, Director of Community and Developer Evangelism at Basho Technologies. “We are pleased to be able to endorse the operational excellence Palomino offers customers in all areas of database support and management, and to extend that to our broader Riak community. Palomino is a great addition to the Riak ecosystem.”

“We’re excited about this partnership for a number of reasons,” explained Palomino owner and CEO Laine Campbell. “Our commitment to best-in-class technologies and championing open-source database solutions has led us to Riak again and again. Formalizing the partnership allows our team to access the extensive knowledge and resources of the Basho team to bolster our own expertise, and to collaborate closely with Basho as they continue to innovate and grow.”

About PalominoDB

For startups and established companies of all sizes, Palomino provides ongoing operational support and professional expertise in database architecture, performance and scale. With a focus on open-source and other best-in-class software components, and extensive experience in all major and emerging database technologies, Palomino engages with customers to develop custom, cost-effective projects and long-term support contracts in areas from system design to automation to business intelligence and more. Palomino is renowned for an emphasis on transparency, communication and responsiveness, as well as providing operational excellence for leading companies including Zappos, Chegg, Technorati, Slideshare, SendGrid and Zendesk. For more information, please visit www.palominodb.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.

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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.