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The Basho and Brocade Solution

April 2, 2014

Basho partners with a wide range of companies to ensure there are many options to choose from when building out a database architecture with Riak. One aspect of our partners program is through Infrastructure. Our Infrastructure Partners create optimized Riak solutions that ensure high performance and efficiency, regardless of scale.

One of these partners is Brocade. Brocade helps organizations achieve critical business initiatives as they transition to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Basho’s Riak and Brocade’s VCS Fabric Technology can be leveraged together to deliver a highly available, fault-tolerant, predictable, and easy-to-use distributed system.

In addition to partnering, we also jointly validated the performance of Brocade VDX switches in a Riak deployment. Testing teams ran 30-minute benchmarks of reads and read/writes against the cluster as the number of nodes grew from five to ten. The tests showed consistently high network throughput and consistently low latency. These results are indicative of highly efficient and predictable performance from the underlying network.

For more information about Basho and Brocade, check out the complete solutions brief.

For more information about Basho’s partners, visit the Partnerships Page.

If you’re a hosting provider, hardware or infrastructure provider, consulting service, or systems integrator, we’d love to partner with you! To discuss a partnership, please Contact Us.


Basho at O’Reilly Strata

October 24, 2013

Next week, Basho will be sponsoring the O’Reilly Strata conference. This conference focuses on big data technologies and brings together decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts to discuss how to collect and use data successfully. The Strata Conference is combined with Hadoop World and takes place in New York City on October 28-30th.

On Wednesday, October 30th at 1:45pm, Jim Englert will speak on “Testing Riak for Multiple Data-Center Support: A Case Study.” Jim is the Lead Software Engineer at Gilt and will discuss his experience evaluating Riak before using it as the backend for the company’s main user store. In this talk, Jim will go through the testing process, the results of this stress test, and how Gilt – one of the top eCommerce companies in the U.S. – managed to test the features in production without outages or other interruptions. He will also discuss the strategy, tools, and processes necessary to achieve this feat in just five days, and also cover Gilt’s motivation for investigating Riak (such as the ability to span multiple data centers to expand across the Gilt’s physically separated data centers and into the cloud).

Before his talk, Jim will also be hosting office hours to further discuss Gilt’s use of Riak to help solve a variety of issues including disaster recovery, data availability across data centers, and scalability.

Throughout the conference, be sure and stop by the Basho booth for more information about Riak and how it can handle critical data at scale.