[ANN] It's been a long road, but the new Java Client for Riak 2.0 is here.

DeadZen deadzen at deadzen.com
Fri Sep 26 10:29:01 EDT 2014


I don't even use java and I'm excited about that!

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Brian Roach <roach at basho.com> wrote:

> As of now, the new Java client for Riak v2.0 is available via Maven
> Central.
>
> To use in your project:
>
> <dependencies>
>   <dependency>
>     <groupId>com.basho.riak</groupId>
>     <artifactId>riak-client</artifactId>
>     <version>2.0.0</version>
>   </dependency>
>   ...
> </dependencies>
>
> Javadocs are published to: http://basho.github.io/riak-java-client/2.0.0/
>
> To get started see:
>
> http://basho.github.io/riak-java-client/2.0.0/com/basho/riak/client/api/RiakClient.html
>
> First Q: Why did you write a whole new client with a completely different
> API?!?
>
> A: It was time.
>
> The new client design addresses a number of issues customers and OSS
> users have posed over the last two years.
>
> First and foremost ... It's built from the ground up to be
> asynchronous. We're now using Netty in the core of the client. You can
> now use our client both synchronously or asynchronously.
>
> In addition, it's now designed to talk to a Riak cluster, with built
> in (pluggable) load balancing, node management, etc. These are
> features users have been asking for, which were near impossible to
> insert into the old client.
>
> Beyond that, our long term maintenance costs are reduced, so we can
> now provide what we feel is a first rate client going forward.
>
> Thank you,
> - Brian Roach
>
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