Riak Recap - March 27, 2015

Matthew Brender mbrender at basho.com
Fri Mar 27 12:39:15 EDT 2015


Hello Riakators!

Welcome back to The Recap. It's time to review updates from the community.

## Community as Code
* There has been a lot of activity inside The Riak Community
repository [1]. Most notably, we have an updated configuration
management strategy for those into Ansible, Puppet & Chef code [2]. A
huge thanks is due to all maintainers of these repos, especially Seth
Thomas [3] and Daniel Dreier [4] for their efforts.

[1] https://github.com/basho-labs/the-riak-community
[2] https://github.com/basho-labs/the-riak-community/blob/master/config-mgmt-strategy.md
[3] https://github.com/cheeseplus
[4] https://github.com/danieldreier

## Recently answered
* When using riak_search, there's a known error experienced by Jason
[5] that is due to be patched at next release
* As expected with large files, Bora found that Riak can 503 when
objects are in the 5-15MB range [6]
* A long conversation on AAE and riak_search starts here [7] and ends
here [8] with a conversation of tuning of solr indexing and jvm heap
memory
* Zeeshan points to updating search.solr.jvm_options for handling an
OutOfMemoryErrors issue [10]
* Zeeshan helps again as Roma finds a way to fix his solr query issue [11]
* Shino resolved a Riak CS error [12] by updating the aws-sdk [13] <<
Awesome work!
* Dmitri offers a detailed reply to understanding Riak configuration [14]
* Sargun helps understand the basics of basho_bench and its
requirement for a cookie [15]

[5] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016868.html
[6] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016875.html
[7] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016869.html
[8] https://gist.github.com/mjbrender/3a97ed70a3aecba9782f
[9] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016917.html
[10] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016917.html
[11] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016937.html
[12] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016912.html
[13] https://github.com/aws/aws-sdk-js/pull/530
[14] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016948.html
[15] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016951.html

## Still open
* A detailed question on a Strong Consistency configuration is still
unanswered for Jonathan [16]
* There's an open question on StackOverflow about CRDT behavior [17]
* There's a question on Reddit about replacing Neo4j with Riak [18]

[16] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-March/016960.html
[17] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29244389/are-riak-data-type-set-sorted-keys-reliable
[18] http://www.reddit.com/r/Riak/comments/2xa1tr/replacing_neo4j_with_riak/

## For the weekend
* Are you into StackOverflow? There are quite a few old questions
about Riak floating around unanswered [19]

[19] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/riak?sort=unanswered&pageSize=15


## Feedback Results
Last week I put a survey out on whether to write The Recaps in
markdown or plaintext. With 19 responses out of the ~1500 subscribers,
the results are not enough to justify shifting to a markdown mailing
service. Thank you to those who spoke up, especially Christopher for
his reference to this [11].

[11] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/MailingListEtiquette#Formatting


Thanks for reading!
Matt

Developer Advocate
Basho Technologies
basho.com
twitter.com/mjbrender




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