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.
During this talk, Tyler and other panelists discussed how modern distributed databases provide high availability, scalability, and fault-tolerance to protect critical data across all industries. In addition to Tyler, this talk featured Julia Ferraioli (Google Compute Engine), Brian Dorsey (Google Developer Relations), Chris Ramsdale (Google Cloud Platform), Mike Miller (Cloudant), and Will Shulman (MongoLab).
At the Game Developers Conference this March, Basho Chief Architect Andy Gross and Rovio Entertainment Product Manager Timo Herttua co-presented a session on Riak at Rovio. Angry Birds developer Rovio is using Riak as the database supporting its new mobile gaming platform, including features such as payments, game state storage, and push notifications. The Croods game was the first to use this new platform and is now available on Android and iOS.
In this video, Andy and Timo discuss how Rovio uses Riak and the data storage requirements for today’s high-scale, high-performance gaming platforms. Topics covered include:
Why gaming companies are moving to NoSQL to meet changing business requirements
How to evaluate distributed systems and databases like Riak
Structuring applications for common gaming use cases
Setting up and optimizing Riak, with a look at how Rovio uses Riak on the Amazon cloud
Use cases for Riak at Rovio, including push notifications, user profiles, and game state
Riak CS Control is a standalone user management interface for Riak CS, Basho’s cloud storage software. Riak CS Control provides a user interface for filtering, disabling, creating, and managing users.
To help get you started with Riak CS Control, we have put together a short video that walks you through the installation and configuration. It also goes over the basics of how to create and manage users.
Earlier this year, we announced that hosted Riak is now available on the Engine Yard platform. Ines Sombra, Lead Data Engineer at Engine Yard, has put together a talk to help you get started using Riak in cloud environments. This talk introduces Riak’s overall architecture, some common use cases, and goes over some questions to consider when choosing a database. It also discusses what you need to know to run Riak in the cloud and how it differs from traditional hardware installation.
Riak CS (Cloud Storage) is simple, open source storage software built on top of Riak. s3cmd is a command-line tool for uploading, retrieving, and managing data via an Amazon S3 compatible API.
In this short screencast, we cover the process of installing and configuring s3cmd on a Debian- or Ubuntu-based system. Once installed, we’ll use Amazon’s s3cmd tool to manage buckets and files in Riak CS. You can view the entire screencast below.
Due to the small type used in the screencast, we recommend viewing this video at a high resolution.
In this video, Basho Chief Architect Andy Gross provides a technical overview of Riak CS, which we open sourced last week. This video was filmed at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference last November. It looks at Riak CS architecture, operations, interfaces and use cases, as well as our partnership with CloudStack. Slides and video are below, and make sure to check out new features we’ve added in the last release.
Last week, we announced that Riak CS is now open source. To complement this announcement, here’s a 15-minute overview of Riak CS and how it can be used.
Below is a video that goes over the basics of Riak CS, taken from the Citrix CloudPlatform partner program. You will learn the key building blocks of cloud services platforms and the enterprise requirements for cloud storage. You will also learn the properties, architecture, interfaces, and operations of Riak CS.
Temetra is the most widely used meter management system for water in Ireland. They provide utility companies with a cloud service to store and manage meter data for utilities such as water, gas and electricity.
Each time one of Temetra’s utility customers reads a meter, that reading is stored by Temetra and made available to the utility. As Temetra found success at home and overseas, it resulted in huge amounts and variety of data: from the meter readings themselves, through meter location information and utility staff work schedules, to audit logs.
With the switch to smart meters, where one meter can now provide 35,000 readings per year instead of just four, Temetra needed to improve the scalability and availability of their platform. They chose Riak as their primary data store and use it to collect and process all meter data.
Paul Barry, Temetra’s CEO, told the London Riak meet-up why they chose Riak and how they went from their initial evaluation to deploying it in production. Check out his interesting talk here.