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Why You Should Be Using Riak In Production

Riak is an open source, distributed database created by Basho Technologies and used by companies like Comcast, GE, Rovio, and in production. It's purpose-built for operational, real-time workloads powering services that can never go down.

In this talk Seth Thomas, Technical Evangelist at Basho, will take you on a tour of Riak, highlighting why you should use it in production and what you can expect from the upcoming Riak 2.0 release.

About Seth

Seth Thomas is an Operations Engineer turned Technical Evangelist for Basho, the makers of Riak and RiakCS. In a past life he was a build and operations engineer for the game industry with a focus on massively multiplayer online games. He holds a Japanese degree from the University of Texas - primarily because they tried to make him learn Java.

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  • r I C h M.

    Seth did a stellar job. Great Q&A after the talk. Thanks for the pizza & beer Basho!

    January 28, 2014

  • john c.

    Sounds really interesting but I'll be out of town.

    January 19, 2014

  • Eric L.

    Mind if a job seeker comes by?

    January 17, 2014

    • r I C h M.

      The more the merrier!

      January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      There will be a number of people from Basho there so please come introduce yourself.

      January 17, 2014

  • Tom T.

    Hey Cloudheads, I just joined your group and work for SolidFire in Boulder. I am a sales guy for SolidFire (let the dirty comments begin) and would be happy to host a meet up if the group is interested. Beer and food included of course.

    SolidFire is a cutting edge SSD array with the ability to provide predictable scaleable performance (iops) to all applications on the system and is designed with the public and private cloud in mind. We have integration with OpenStack, CloudStack, OnApp, Vm Ware and so on...

    Would the group be interested in a meetup to learn more? Here is a link to more info:


    January 9, 2014

    • r I C h M.

      Hi Tom -- would love to talk to you more about maybe having SolidFire present and/or host. Please email your contact info to me so we can schedule some time to talk: [masked]

      January 17, 2014

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