Riak Recap for January 8 - 14

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Tue Jan 15 19:28:22 EST 2013

Evening, Morning, Afternoon to All -

For today's Recap: copious meetups, some new code, and more.

Enjoy. Also, if anyone is in Denver and wants to grab a drink and talk
Riak, ping me. I'll be here through Thursday.


Riak Recap for January 8 - 14

1) We started a new series of blog posts comparing Riak to different
aspects of relational databases.

* High Availability --->
* Operational Cost of Scaling --->
* There's a webcast all about this happening on January 24th that you
should join ---> http://info.basho.com/RelationalToRiakJan24.html
* We also posted details on the enStratus talk from RICON2012 about
switching for MySQL to Riak --->

2) Riak images are now available on the VM Depot that MSFT Open Tech
launched a few days back.

* Blog post --->
* Direct Link --->

3) We added a new case study to basho.com. This one is about how
Synacor uses Riak for their TV Everywhere platform.

* Blog post and link here --->

4) A few Basho hackers have started tinkering with a *very*
experimental R Client for Riak.

* Check it out here ---> https://github.com/basho/riak-r-client

5) Erlang Factory SF is fast approaching. A few members of the Basho
team are lined up for talks.

* The Joe Devivo™ will be going deep on our approach to testing
distributed systems. --->
* The Professor™ Andrew Thompson is talking about Lager --->

6) Basho EMEA Hacker Chris Molozian is giving a Riak Training at
Erlang Factory Lite in Munich on February 19th.

* Details here --->

7) A lot of meetups to announce:
* There's a Riak DC meetup tomorrow night --->
* Riak Manchester is happening January 23rd --->
* Riak Stockholm is happening February 4th --->
* Riak San Francisco is happening February 13th --->
* The first Silicon Valley Riak Meetup is also February 13th --->

8) Basho is sponsoring PyCon. Tom Santero (tom at basho.com) will be in
attendance. Ping him if you'll be there and want to chat Riak.

* Our logo is somewhere on this page ---> https://us.pycon.org/2013/sponsors/

9) Basho Hacker James Martin did some work to make Riak easier to use
with AWS CloudFormation.

* Details here --->

10) Some Q & A

* ---> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14282226/riak-nodes-reachable-but-transfer-failed-with-ehost-unreach
* ---> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14140363/why-some-people-say-riak-is-eventual-consistent
* ---> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14258230/best-software-for-large-databases
* ---> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14295818/storing-or-fetching-multiple-values-at-once-from-riak-with-python-and-flask
* ---> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14295818/storing-or-fetching-multiple-values-at-once-from-riak-with-python-and-flask

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