Riak Recap For May 16 - 17

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Wed May 18 20:24:39 EDT 2011

Early Evening, Morning, Afternoon to All -

For today's Recap: Another production user, some Q & A from #riak, a
blog post, and more.



Community Manager
Basho Technologies

Riak Recap For May 16 - 17

1) We added another production user to the wiki.

* Read a bit about why Voxer is running Riak and Riak Search here --->

I would love to add another logo before the weekend arrives. Who else
out there should be on this page?

2) Q --- Is it legal to bind riak to a hostname instead of IP? i can't
seem to get a riak instance started using a hostname? (from nibblebot
via #riak)

   A --- Yes, it's legal but will incur the overhead of the lookup. If
you're talking about the HTTP/PBC interfaces, it's best to use IP
addresses, but for the node name, it's totally fine (and good) to use
a hostname.

3) Q --- Is it ok to change the Riak backend from Bitcask to multi
backend if I set Bitcask as the default? (from tohava via #riak )

   A --- As long as the data root is the same, it shouldn't be a problem.

4) Q --- Are there any php based projects of large(r) scale that use
riak? (from nash_ via #riak)

    Anyone running/building a large(r) scale Riak + php app?

5) I wrote a blog post on called "Two Anecdotes About Community From
JSConf and NodeConf." It's a bit less technical than what I usually
pass along, but I thought it was worth sharing nonetheless.

* Read here ---> http://bit.ly/ieSQLG

6) A few new jobs to pass along:

* Federal Reserve Board is hiring Web App Developers in DC with Riak
(and Couch and Mongo) experience ---> http://cb.com/khAcK5
* Lead Developer, Programmer in NYC ---> http://bit.ly/kGtjhZ

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