Riak Recap Feb 19, 2016

Dorothy Pults dpults at basho.com
Fri Feb 19 19:29:37 EST 2016

Here is a summary of what's come over our user list since the last recap.

## Announcements

* John Musser, ProgrammableWeb founder and API expert, has joined Basho as
Vice President of Technology.  Press release [1]  The New Stack article [2]

## Latest Releases

* Riak Go Client updates

-  v1.5.1 released on February 11 — This is a maintenance release. Release
notes [3]  Source code [4]

-  v1.6.0 released on February 19 — This release includes fixes and a few
enhancements. Release notes [5] Source code [6]

## Recently Answered

* Zeeshawn explained that Riak search operates via Distributed Solr in
response to a question about Solr join queries [7]

* Vitaly and Zeeshan offered assistance on a question about whether Riak
Search indexes documents sent as JSON, and Colin wrote up a good summary of
the resolution to his issue [8]

* Zeeshan helped resolve Riak Search questions where a record is deleted
and new one created. This is solved by Configuring the delete_mode to
immediate. [9]

* Christopher and Damien explained how to to set the epmd port listener via
riak.conf [10]

## Open Discussions

* Alex answered a question about how to use mapreduce to run a monthly
report on daily and weekly data kept in different buckets [11]

* Kinson is looking for guidance on implementing Basho Bench [12]

* There is an open question regarding whether it’s possible to rebalance
Riak without adding/removing nodes or making any hardware changes [13]

* Luke thinks that Gerhard’s proposed architecture will ensure replicas are
distributed to every node, but invites someone with more knowledge of the
hashing method to chime in [14]

* Robert is looking for guidance on choosing EC2 instance types for use
with Riak/levelDB [15]

* There is an open question about adding request handlers to enable
language detection in Solr for Riak nodes [16]

## Jobs at Basho

We have an opening for a Developer Advocate in our London office. [17]

## Weekend Reads

* The Stack interviewed Basho’s European head of operations, Manu Marchal,
for their article “Why NoSQL is the Future of IoT” [18]

Have a great weekend,
Dorothy Pults

Basho Technologies




[3] https://github.com/basho/riak-go-client/blob/master/RELNOTES.md

[4] https://github.com/basho/riak-go-client/releases/tag/v1.5.1

[5] https://github.com/basho/riak-go-client/blob/master/RELNOTES.md

[6] https://github.com/basho/riak-go-client/releases/tag/v1.6.0











[17] http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/apply/nVY7Ea/Developer-Advocate-EMEA

[18] https://thestack.com/iot/2016/02/15/why-nosql-is-the-future-of-iot/
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