Intro to Yokozuna; Riak and Node.js at Coradine

Hi, and welcome to the Portland Riak Group.

There are plenty of Riak Users in the PDX area, so it's time we had an official meetup. The team at AppFog was gracious enough to loan their space for the inaugural meeting, and a few members of the Basho team will be on hand to deliver pizza, beer, and stickers.

Here are the talks we have lined up:



Next Generation Searching with Yokozuna

Eric Redmond; Engineer, Basho Technologies

Riak Search was created to expand Riak's query options.  It's worked well enough the past couple years, but it's time to move forward. Yokozuna is the next generation of Riak search, built on the solid Distributed Solr platform. We'll see a preview of what Yokozuna does, what it's going to do, and how that's a marked improvement from the existing Riak Search.



Riak & Node.js:  The Hunt for Cheap, Easy Nines

Nathan Äschbacher; Developer, Coradine

Portland-based Coradine makes an innovative aviation application that helps pilots the world over. Riak will power the next generation of apps and services coming out of Coradine. Nathan Äschbacher, developer at Coradine, will take you through:

  • A quick history of our experience with Riak
  • How it came to be we opted to use it at Coradine
  • Some of the known hurdles we were going to have to overcome (like cloud deployment)
  • Some of the development issues we've encountered
  • Why Node.js was a good fit for us and interfacing with Riak
  • Abandoning Redis in favor of Riak Memory-store for caching and 2i


Hope to see you on November 19th. Let me know if you have any questions .


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good, deep, experiential content for practitioners and the curious alike.

    November 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yokozuna slides (horribly reformatted by slideshare):

    November 21, 2012

  • Brett C.

    Hey, would it be possible to post / link the slides used for the talks?

    November 20, 2012

    • Nathan A.

      I actually considered making a separate set to post online that also included some notes and bullets for context. If folks think that would be valuable I could do that. However, I was thinking it might be even more helpful if I put up an engineering blog where more useful and illustrative details could be presented.

      November 20, 2012

  • Aaron C.

    Hey All,
    I left a stainless steel water bottle at the Riak meetup tonight. If you saw where it ran off to please let me know!

    November 20, 2012

    • Aaron C.

      Also, great talk tonight!

      November 20, 2012

  • Nathan A.

    Hey folks. If there's any particular area of working with Riak and/or Node.js you'd like to have covered please let me know, and if I have any particular experience with it I'll do my best to work it into the talk.


    November 12, 2012

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