April 7, 2011
Riak, like any other database, is not a piece of your infrastructure to be taken lightly. There are a variety of operational concerns that must be taken into account to ensure both reliability and performance of your Riak cluster. Deployments to different types of environments means knowing the nuances of each environment and being able to adapt to its performance characteristics. This webinar will cover many of the best practices in maintaining your Riak cluster in a variety of environments, as well as monitoring your cluster and understanding how to diagnose performance issues.
We invite you to join us for a free webinar on Thursday, April 14 at 2:00PM Eastern Time (UTC-4) to talk about Riak Operations. In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
- Basic Riak Operations (config files, logs, etc)
- Monitoring Riak
- Understanding Riak Performance
- Riak in Virtualized Environments
We’ll address the above topics as well as many others. The presentation will last 30 to 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end.
Registration is now closed.
March 18, 2011
We hope we could give you a good idea what you can use the winning combination of Riak and Node.js for, by showing you our little syslog-emulating sample application, Riaktant. We made the source code available, so if you feel like running your own syslog replacement, go right ahead and let us know how things go. Of course you can just dig into the code and see how nicely Node.js and Riak play together too.
Thanks to Joyent for providing us with SmartMachines running Riak, and for offering No.de, their great hosting service for Node.js applications, where we deployed our little app with great ease.
March 8, 2011
We invite you to join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00PM Eastern Time (UTC-4) to talk about Riak with node.js. In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
- Getting riak-js, the Riak client for node.js, into your application
- Storing, retrieving, manipulating key-value data
- Issuing MapReduce queries
- Finding data with Riak Search
- Testing your code with the TestServer
We’ll address the above topics in addition to looking at a sample application. The presentation will last 30 to 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end. Fill in the form below if you want to get started building node.js applications on top of Riak!
February 18, 2011
Firstly, a big thanks goes out to everyone who attended yesterday’s MapReducing Big Data With Luwak Webinar. As promised, here is the screencast (below) from the webinar. It should be quite useful for those of you who weren’t able to attend or who would like to view the content again (it’s good enough to warrant multiple views).
If you prefer slides, there is a PDF version of the presentation available here.
If you have any questions or comments (webinar-related or otherwise), leave them below and we’ll get back to you.
February 14, 2011
Basho Senior Engineer Bryan Fink has been doing some exceptional work with MapReduce and Luwak, Riak’s large-object storage interface. Recently, he wrote up two extensive blog posts on the specifics of Luwak and the powerful tool it makes when combined with Riak’s MapReduce engine:
We’ve seen a huge amount of Luwak usage since its release and, since these blog posts, a large amount of interest in running MapReduce queries over data stored in Riak via Luwak. So, we thought what better way to spread the word than through a free Webinar?
This Thursday, February 17th at 2PM EST, Bryan will be leading the MapReducing Big Data With Luwak Webinar. The planned agenda is as follows:
- Overview of Riak MapReduce and its typical usage
- Gotchas and troubleshooting
- Usage Recommendations and Best Practices
- An Introduction to Luwak, Riak’s Large File Storage Interface
- Luwak MapReduce in Action
Registration is now closed.
Hope to see you there.
**January 10, 2013**
Join us on Thursday, January 17 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET for an intro to Riak webcast with Shanley Kane, director of product management and Mark Phillips, director of community management.
In 30 minutes, we’ll cover:
* Good and bad use cases for Riak
* User stores of note, including social, content, advertising and session storage
* Riak’s architecture and mechanisms for remaining highly available in failure conditions
* APIs, data model and client libraries
* Features for querying and searching data
* What’s new in the latest version of Riak and what’s next
[Sign up for the webcast here](http://info.basho.com/IntroToRiakJan17.html).
October 1, 2012
New to Riak? Join us this Thursday for an intro to Riak webcast with Mark Phillips, Basho director of community, and Shanley Kane, director of product management. In this 30 minute talk we’ll cover the basics of:
Good and bad use cases for Riak
- Some user stories of note
- Riak’s architecture: consistent hashing, hinted handoff, replication, gossip protocol and more
- APIs and client libraries
- Features for searching and aggregating data: Riak Search, Secondary Indexes and Map Reduce
- What’s new in the latest version of Riak
Register for the webcast here.
**October 22, 2012**
If you missed our last ‘Intro to Riak’ webcast, not to fear, we’re doing another. This Thursday (11am PT / 2pm ET) , join Shanley, Basho’s director of product marketing, and Mark, director of coumminity, for a 30 minute webcast introducing Riak’s architecture, use cases, user stories, operations and data model.
Register for the webcast [here](http://info.basho.com/IntroToRiakOct25.html).
**November 05, 2012**
Earlier this year we launched Riak CS – simple, available cloud storage built on Riak. We gave it an S3-compatible API, made it multi-tenant, and added per-user reporting on network and storage utilization. Riak CS provides the core features to build public or private clouds that are distributed, fault-tolerant and easy to scale.
New to Riak CS? Join us this Wednesday (11am PT / 2pm ET) for an Intro to Riak CS webcast with Basho chief architect Andy Gross and director of product management Shanley Kane. In this 30 minute webcast, we’ll cover:
* Main features, including S3-compatibility, multi-tenancy, large object support and reporting
* Operations and interfaces
* Use cases in public/private clouds and applications
* Latest release and roadmap plans
Register for the webcast [here](http://info.basho.com/IntroToRiakCSNov7.html).
**January 02, 2013**
New to Riak? Thinking about using Riak instead of a relational database? Join Basho chief architect Andy Gross and director of product management Shanley Kane for an intro this Thursday (11am PT/2pm ET). In about 30 minutes, we’ll cover the basics of:
* Scalability benefits of Riak, including an examination of limitations around master/slave architectures and sharding, and what Riak does differently
* A look at the operational aspects of Riak and where they differ from relational approaches
* Riak’s data model and benefits for developers, as well as the tradeoffs and limitations of a key/value approach
* Migration considerations, including where to start when migrating existing apps
* Riak’s eventually consistent design
* Multi-site replication options in Riak
Register for the webcast [here](http://info.basho.com/RelationalToRiakJan3.html).