Basho maintains Chef cookbooks for Riak (https://github.com/basho/riak-chef-cookbook) and Riak CS.
Riak (http://basho.com/riak/) is an incrementally scalable, masterless, and highly-available key/value store. Riak CS (http://basho.com/riak-cloud-storage/) is an object storage layer above Riak that exposes Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Swift) APIs.
Several customers and open source users leverage our cookbooks (we reuse them internally as well). Unfortunately, everyone uses them a bit differently and making the cookbooks infinitely flexible can get tricky.
We'll explore the history of maintaining the Riak/Riak CS cookbooks and go over ways people are using them. I'll also go into some detail on how we plan to revamp the cookbooks to take advantage of features coming in Riak 2.0 (http://basho.com/tag/riak-2-0/).
About the Speaker
Hector Castro (http://hectcastro.me/) works at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak (https://github.com/basho/riak) and Riak CS (https://github.com/basho/riak_cs). Previously, he was a software engineer at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organizes Philly DevOps (http://phillydevops.org), a DevOps user group in Philadelphia. Hector lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.