Riak Recap - October 16, 2015

Matthew Brender mbrender at basho.com
Fri Oct 16 16:42:45 EDT 2015

Riak Recap time. It's been a busy one around here! Here are some great
conversations from the past two weeks.

## Latest Releases
* The Riak TS product release is still in private beta, but we're
digging into how it works on next week's webinar. Join us to learn
more [0]
* The Node.js client released v1.8.0 this week. It includes one
community contribution that has been reviewed, tested, merged and now
released. Thank you for contributing! [1]

* There's still time to join in on RICON - the distributed systems
conference. As a community member, you can take the $100 off your
ticket with the Basho100 code. This discount code will expire on
October 31. Click here to use it: http://bit.ly/ricon15u
* Also! If you're in Chicago, we're giving away a RICON ticket at the
next Basho Meetup there: http://bit.ly/1KbRxNx

## Recently Answered
* Shawn Debnath and others help with a Riak S2 (aka Riak CS) deployment [2]
* Jason helps identify a low memory error using Riak KV and Riak
Search (aka Yokozuna/Apache Solr) [3] and Luke adds some useful notes
* Ruan gives a set of questions to ask as someone thinks about running
basho_bench [5]
* Zuzana and Russell have an incredibly interesting conversation about
Version Vectors that begans here [6] and ends here [7]
* Russell has a number of questions for Girish as he explores an
Erlang crash dump [8]
* Craig points to some Java client examples [9]
* Dmitri provides excellent feedback on a concern about deleted keys
coming back [10]
* Dmitri (again) provides fantastic detail on running Riak KV in
production and how to use the Java client [11]  (highly recommend
reading the whole thread)
* Emyr and Jon discuss "Accumulator" convergent data type [12]
* Daniel and Dmitri explain how Riak KV is perfect for billions of
small files, and recommend some optimizations of leveldb and search -
[13] & [14]
* MVM helps with a leveldb optimization to limit its memory consumption [15]

## Open Discussions
* Matthew would like to get Riak running on a systemd based Ubuntu
environment [16]
* Ari and Sargun are still discussing recommended health check policies [17]

## Weekend Reads
* Mark Allen wrote a phenomenal post about Peter Alvaro's presentation
at Strange Loop. Read this for a thought-provoking look at the purpose
of programming languages [18]

Have a great weekend,
Matt Brender
Developer Advocate @ Basho

[0] http://bit.ly/1Ozj2Z7
[1] https://github.com/basho/riak-nodejs-client/releases/tag/v1.8.0
[2] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017717.html
[3] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017653.html
[4] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017658.html
[5] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-September/017634.html
[6] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017643.html
[7] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017650.html
[8] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017667.html
[9] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017670.html
[10] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017677.html
[11] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017693.html
[12] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017682.html
[13] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017681.html
[14] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017683.html
[15] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017698.html
[16] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-September/017635.html
[17] http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2015-October/017714.html
[18] http://bit.ly/1RIk83c

RICON - http://bit.ly/ricon15u
Chicago Riak - http://bit.ly/1KbRxNx

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