This year, we added a wide variety of resources to help you better understand Riak and Riak CS for different use cases. These resources include whitepapers, webinars and videos, sample apps, and outside articles and reports. Here’s a look at some of what was added in 2013.
With multiple releases over the past year, all of the primary product whitepapers have been updated. Check out new versions of:
In addition to hosting multiple introduction webinars throughout the year, we also created a standalone “Intro to Riak” webinar that can be watched and shared easily. To watch this webinar, simply fill out the webinar request form.
To showcase the power of indexing in Riak, we created a Zombie Sample App that’s run on Riak. This app has one million “Zombielepsy” victims loaded into Riak and lets the user locate them using zip code as the index value. It supports both Term-Based Inverted Indexes and Secondary Indexes. In addition to better understanding indexing in Riak, users can:
Create a Zombie Sighting Report System so the concentration of live zombies in an area can quickly be determined based on the count and last report date.
Add a crowd-sourced Inanimate Zombie Reporting System so that members of the non-zombie population can report inanimate zombies.
Add a correlation feature, utilizing Graph CRDTs, so we can find our way back to Patient Zero.
Outside of what has been created by Basho, we think that outside sources can also be a valuable tool when evaluating Riak or Riak CS. Our updated News Page helps to showcase much of this, but we thought we’d call out a few helpful articles from the past year.
Riak is a highly available, low-latency database for retailers that need to provide always-on eCommerce and mobile channel services. Riak offers a number of key technical benefits for retailers including a highly available experience for shoppers, the ability to scale to peak loads during major holidays with low operational costs, and global data locality for a low-latency experience for shoppers all over the world.
For retailers that want to learn about the advantages of Riak, we have put together some resources that showcase how other retailers are using Riak. Below are some of the highlights:
The “Retail on Riak” whitepaper looks at how Riak can be used for common retail needs, such as powering shopping carts and product catalogs.
Riak’s architecture has helped Best Buy build and operate its new platform, with Riak playing a key role. To learn more about why Riak was selected, check out this video from RICON 2012.
ideeli, a flash shopping site, uses Riak to provide a reliable and available persistent cache. More information can be found in their case study.
Copious is a social commerce marketplace that uses Riak to handle user authentication via Facebook or Twitter accounts. For more details on their polyglot data store, check out their case study and video from their Co-Founder.
Shopzilla has both a case study and video that highlights how they use Riak to power their keyword and scrapbook data services.
Riak can be the perfect solution for advertising platforms because its redundant, fault-tolerant design ensures that advertisers can serve their data reliably and quickly. Riak is also built for operational simplicity at scale, making it easy for advertisers to quickly grow to meet peak loads.
We have put together a number of resources for advertisers who are evaluating Riak. Below are some of the highlights:
The “Advertising on Riak” whitepaper provides an overview on how Riak can be used by advertising services and platforms.
OpenX, an ad platform that serves over four trillion ads each year, has a video about why they selected Riak and how they use it to store user and trafficking data.
Velti, a mobile marketing and advertising technology provider, uses Riak to provide high availability and scalability for their interactive subscriber service. Their case study goes into more detail about the process of moving to Riak.
The Basho Docs site discusses common ways to model advertising data within Riak’s key/value structure.
This blog post looks at some advantages and popular use cases of Riak in advertising.
Mobile platforms and applications need to provide low-latency user experiences that can scale quickly and support highly concurrent user access. That is why so many mobile applications have selected Riak to handle their data.
To see if Riak is a fit for your mobile use case, we have put together a number of resources that showcase how mobile companies are using Riak to solve a variety of challenges. Below are some highlights:
The “Mobile on Riak” whitepaper provides a technical introduction of Riak, specifically for mobile needs.
Voxer has both a case study and a video that look at how they use Riak to support their massive, sudden growth.
Bump, one of the most popular mobile apps, has a case study that looks at why they chose Riak to store their user data, and a video that goes into more details about their data model.
Comcast uses Riak as the primary datastore for their “Highly-Available Object Storage System,” which is used by their mobile applications and websites. More details can be found in their case study and from their talk at RICON 2012.
For gaming platforms and applications, Riak can be the ideal data solution. Its scalability allows for rapid growth of player data, the low-latency design allows for a fast and reliable experience for players all over the world, and its flexible data model means there are no restrictions on content type and no need to change the underlying schema.
To see if Riak is a fit for your gaming use case, we have put together a number of resources that showcase how Riak is solving gaming data challenges across multiple companies. Below are some highlights:
For a general overview of how Riak can be used for gaming companies, download our whitepaper, “Gaming on Riak.”
For Hibernum, a social gaming developer, we have a case study on how they’re using Riak to store user game information.
Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, has a video that discusses how Riak supports their new mobile gaming platform.
Kiip, a mobile app rewards network, has a talk about their process of choosing Riak and their experience scaling it. They also go into more detail on their blog.
On our site, you may have noticed a new addition, the Resources Page. On this page, you can download or watch the latest content related to Riak, Riak CS, partnerships, key users, and the most popular verticals (such as Gaming, Retail, Advertising, and Mobile).
If you’re looking for whitepapers, case studies, videos, docs, slides, or webcasts, this is the place to find them. It will be continuously updated with up-to-date resources about Basho. Below is a glimpse at what you can find on the Resources Page.
Sign up for our upcoming webcast on May 31st
Get Riak CS up and running quickly by following our Fast Track documentation
Learn how to launch Riak quickly via our hosting partners: AWS, Azure, Engine Yard, SoftLayer, and Joyent
Watch Angry Birds developer, Rovio, speak on how they use Riak
Read about how Copious uses Riak for their eCommerce marketplace
Learn how to model advertising data using a key/value structure
Download the technical introduction to Riak specifically for mobile applications and platforms
We hope you enjoy exploring our new Resources Page! As you’re evaluating Riak as your database solution, remember to contact us with any questions.