At long last we've got an agenda and a location. The team at OmnitTi was kind enough to lend us some space in their Columbia office. They are also going to say a few words about their experience using Riak in production.
To kick things off, I'll be giving a talk on Riak, focusing on all the hotness in the imminent 1.4 release. Details below. We hope to see you next week.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Overview of Riak and the New 1.4 Release
Mark Phillips; Director of Community and Developer Evangelism, Basho
Riak 1.4 is just about official (and should be officially-official come July 18th). Highlights in this release include:
- Improvements to Riak's Secondary Indexing Query Systems
- Counters (!!!)
- Updates to Riak Control, Riak's GUI
- Dynamic Ring Sizing
- Various updates to Riak Enterprise
- Ongoing Solr integration work
- Much, much more
Mark Phillips, Basho's Director of Community and Developer Evangelism, will take you through the new features and bug fixes. Riak 1.4 is the most advanced, stable release of Riak to date. You'll get details on this and why you should be running it production.
Sometimes Highly-Available Isn't Enough
Robert Treat; COO, OmniTI
Recently we were tasked with building the core API and user service for a high-traffic mobile product. As part of the project, we were given two main priorities to focus on; that we could never have downtime, and that we couldn't lose data. With those constraints, we
turned toward Riak, which provided us with a highly available, fault tolerant, easily scalable solution.
Through node failures, upgrades, and migrations, Riak held its own. When we needed features from a traditional relational database, we were still able to use Riak for
up-front write guarantees, and synched that data over to Postgres, never losing data. All in all, we're very happy with our choice to use Riak, and expect it to become a regular choice in our tool box.