Riak Recap for March 7 - 8

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Wed Mar 9 20:24:37 EST 2011


Afternoon, Evening, Morning to All,

Another massive Recap for today: Blog posts, new production users,
meetups, webinars, jobs, and all around general awesomeness happening
in the community.

Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of Riak.

Mark

Community Manager
Basho Technologies
wiki.basho.com
twitter.com/pharkmillups

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Riak Recap for March 7 - 8

1) Franck Cuny and the team at Linkfluence published an extensive (and
downright fantastic) blog post about moving from CouchDB to Riak that
appeared early Monday.

*Read here --->
http://labs.linkfluence.net/nosql/2011/03/07/moving_from_couchdb_to_riak.html

Thanks, Franck!

1.1.) Linkfluence is also hiring. Jobs page here --->
http://labs.linkfluence.net/jobs.html

1.2) ReadWriteWeb picked up the Linkfluence blog post and published
their thoughts on it.

* Read here ---> http://rww.to/gy9WU4

2) Sean Cribbs wrote a blog post about Ripple and its use of Fibers.

* Blog here ---> http://seancribbs.com/tech/2011/03/08/how-ripple-uses-fibers/

3) There's a Riak Search package in the Arch User Repository courtesy
of bougyman.

* Details here ---> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47217

4)  We announced a Riak and Node.js webinar. This will be happening on
March 15th.

* Details and registration here --->
http://blog.basho.com/2011/03/08/free-webinar-riak-with-node/

5) The Python Client was bumped to version 1.2.1 and was pushed to PyPI.

* Package here ---> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/riak/1.2.1

6) Jason J. Williams wrote a great post on his blog comparing Riak and
CouchDB for storing and querying coupon data based on their needs over
at DigiTar.

* Post here --->
http://blogs.digitar.com/jjww/2011/03/riak-vs-couchdb-for-storing-100000-coupons/

7) We announced the date and lineup for the next San Francisco Riak
Meetup. It's happening on 3/22, and Coda Hale and Ryan Kennedy will be
talking about their experiences with Riak and Scala at Yammer.

* All the details and registration info here --->
http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Riak-Meetup/events/16833202/

8) Daniel Einspanjer recorded a screenscast to share some of the
updates that he as made to the MapReduce front end that he uses with
the Mozilla Test Pilot project. This is a great tool for getting a
more visual handle on your MapReduce jobs and, as he notes in the
video, he'll happily accept a pull request from anyone who is
interested in contributing.

* Watch here ---> http://screencast.com/t/KIzP2n7gx88

* Source code here --->
http://hg.mozilla.org/users/ibicking_mozilla.com/test-pilot-riak-frontend

9) We added PikkoTekk to the "Who is Using Riak" page on the wiki (h/t
to David Almroth for putting together the write up).

* Details here ---> http://wiki.basho.com/Who-is-Using-Riak.html#pikkotekk

Thanks for sharing, David!




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