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Introduction to Riak

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We are starting the year off by taking a look at a technology we haven't talked about at our meetup before: Riak. Riak is a very interesting distributed database that is getting a lot of attention these days and is being used at companies including Comcast and Yammer. Come and join us for our first meetup of the new year and learn about a key value store.

Want to know more about Riak? Check out their case studies: .


· 6:00 – 6:30 – Socialize over food and drink

· 6:30 – 6:45 Announcements, Upcoming Events

· 6:45 - 8:15 - Introduction to Riak

· 8:15 - ?:?? Continued Socializing

Title: Introduction to Riak

Riak is an open source, highly scalable, fault-tolerant distributed database.” That’s great marketing copy, and seems to make sense...but what does it really mean?

Join members of the @Basho team as we give a technical Introduction to Riak including:

*Good and bad use cases for Riak *Some user stories of note *Riak's architecture: consistent hashing, hinted handoff, replication, gossip protocol and more *APIs and client libraries *Features for searching and aggregating data: Riak Search, Secondary Indexes and Map Reduce *What's new in the latest version of Riak

Speaker - Tyler Hannan

Tyler Hannan is the Director, Technical Marketing for Basho and runs their Partnerships & Alliances program. Basho, as a distributed company, has employees around the world and Tyler is based in Colorado. Prior to Basho, he was the Platform Evangelist for denver-based startup IP Commerce. With a career that spans traditional OLTP & OLAP implementations, Platform & API business, and NoSQL he provides a balanced perspective on technology implementations designed to meet extant (or nascent) business needs.


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