Riak is an open source, distributed database created by Basho Technologies and used by companies like Comcast, GE, Rovio, and Push.io 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.
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.