February 4, 2013

Today I’m happy to announce the 3rd pre-release of Yokozuna. It’s light on new features but has some good performance improvements and added robustness. Here are the highlights:

  • Allow store/retrieval of schemas via HTTP.
  • Upgrade to Solr 4.1.0 and the latest Riak.
  • Improve write/index throughput by disabling Solr’s “realtime get” and switching from XML update to JSON.
  • Added robustness around AAE and default index creation.
  • Listen on ‘solr//select’ to more easily work with existing clients out of the box.

To see all changes read the full release notes. Like the last two releases, an AMI has been made, see the EC2 doc for more info.

New for this release is the addition of a source package. I hope this might encourage those who are scared off by the process of building from git to give Riak/Yokozuna a try. These four steps below will produce a ready-to-run node under ‘rel/riak’.

wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/yzami/pkgs/src/riak-yokozuna-0.3.0-src.tar.gz
tar zxvf riak-yokozuna-0.3.0-src.tar.gz
cd riak-yokozuna-0.3.0-src
make stage

Ryan Zezeski