Riak Recap for July 1st-10th

Adron Hall adron at basho.com
Thu Jul 11 15:20:56 EDT 2013


Hello Riak Users!

Big bits. Riak 1.4 hit the streets earlier this week. With key new
features, some changes and other goodness. From Client API additions to
binary format improvements to pagination support in 2i, there's a host of
new things to check out.

* Give the release notes a read for the full list:
https://github.com/basho/riak/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md
* Downloads are live at: http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/downloads/
* More on those secondary indexes:
http://basho.com/riak-1-4-secondary-indexes/
* Some notes, notices and thoughts from me:
http://compositecode.com/2013/07/10/riak-1-4-a-few-notes-notices-thoughts/

In other key news blurbs, not from Gelett Burgess:

* Going beyond half the RICON East videos, more are going live by the day.
- http://ricon.io/archive/2013/east.html

* Basho is hiring a few more Technical Evangelists, specifically in Austin,
TX and the Washington, D.C., area. If you or someone you know is interested
in making Riak the biggest database in the world (adoption, not LOC), ping
me. Check out this blog post if you're looking for more info on what the
TEs do here at Basho.
- http://www.themarkphillips.com/2012/11/06/Month-One-For-Basho-TEs.html

* The Little Riak Book has been released by Eric Redmond @coderoshi. Get a
copy of it today for yourself, your local user group or other organization.
(it's also free, courtesy of Basho)
-
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SoG2cpmmPzdr1b7J0RtR-SmTqKojDQ3juCTxq3QcjYM/viewform
The code repo for the book is available here...
- https://github.com/coderoshi/little_riak_book

Cheers, @Adron

Now on to the collection of links, questions, answers and other content.

Amazon released a whitepaper on running Riak in the AWS environment.
-
http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2013/07/running-riak-on-ec2-new-white-paper.html
- http://media.amazonwebservices.com/AWS_NoSQL_Riak.pdf

Basho CTO Justin Sheehy wrote a short blog post entitled, "Erlang at Basho,
Five Years Later."
- http://basho.com/erlang-at-basho-five-years-later/

Ayende Rahein wrote up a quick review of his first look at Riak's LevelDB.
- http://ayende.com/blog/162467/reviewing-bashos-leveldb

Basho Hacker Jared Morrow gave a talk on packaging at the most-recent EUC
in Stockholm.
-
http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/ErlangUserConference2013/speakers/JaredMorrow

mtabini wrote a library called "node-riak-mock" that might be useful for
anyone looking to facilitate easier local development.
- https://github.com/mtabini/node-riak-mock

Ales Bublik wrote a plugin for Django that helps storing session data in
Riak easier.
- https://pypi.python.org/pypi/dj-riak-sessions/0.1.0

Several Basho engineers were on the Food Fight Show talking about Erlang,
Riak, and DevOps.
-
http://foodfightshow.org/2013/07/erlang-eye-for-the-devops-guy-and-gal.html

Jeremiah Peschka announced CorrugatedIron v1.4.0-RC1
-
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2013-July/012403.html
-
https://github.com/DistributedNonsense/CorrugatedIron/blob/1.4.0-rc1/RELEASE_NOTES.md

Dietrich Featherston created a repository to track Riak tips (in progress)
- https://github.com/d2fn/riak-tips

Yoichi Hirai has been publishing some Riak-inspired content on his journal.
- https://yoichihirai.com/blog/tags/riak/

Basho TE Hector "Rocky IV" Castro started playing around with Riak and
Packer.
- https://github.com/hectcastro/basho-packer-templates

Orbitz published a quick blog post about using his OCaml client (complete
with a CLI) to store data in Riak.
- http://functional-orbitz.blogspot.com/2013/07/riakc-in-five-minutes.html

The team at Janrain has picked up work on the Riak Haskell Client that
Bryan O'Sullivan used to lead. The 0.7.0.2 package is now available.
- http://hackage.haskell.org/package/riak-0.7.0.2

The SoftLayer team wrote a blog post about when you might want to consider
Riak.
-
http://blog.softlayer.com/2013/when-to-consider-riak-for-your-big-data-architecture/

Junction, a Windows 8 user interface for riak was started via a fully open
Apache 2.0 github repo. All of the logo and design collateral is in a
seperate repository.
- https://github.com/Adron/junction
- https://github.com/Adron/junction_design_assets

Steve Vinoski's slide deck for "Addressing Network Congestion in Riak
Clusters" is available.
-
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10363968/vinoski-addressing-network-congestion-in-riak.pdf

Chris Meiklejohn and Sean Cribbs recently presented at LambdaJam 2013 on
webmachine. Here's the blog entry, slides & github repo.
-
http://christophermeiklejohn.com/erlang/webmachine/2013/07/11/lambdajam-2013-webmachine-tutorial.html
- https://speakerdeck.com/cmeiklejohn/functional-web-apps-with-webmachine
- https://github.com/cmeiklejohn/webmachine-tutorial

John Daily, also at LambdaJam 2013 presented "Erlang, Riak Core and Riak
Pipe". The presentation & slides, via gist are listed below.
- http://www.slideshare.net/macintux/lambda-jam-2013
- https://gist.github.com/macintux/5954579

Q & A
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17118061/403-forbidden-while-creating-admin-user-in-riak-cs
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17458764/riak-and-time-sorted-records
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17533312/admin-panel-for-rails-app-using-riak
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