Riak Recap, July 29, 2016

Alexander Sicular siculars at basho.com
Fri Jul 29 17:00:45 EDT 2016

Hello Friends,

For your reading enjoyment this weekend we bring you the Basho Academy a
community client library and, as always, the mailing list recap.

As always, don’t be shy, let us know your thoughts. If you’re working on or
speaking about something Riak related and would like a mention. I’ll get
your talk, project or blog post in the next Riak Recap. I have connections.

## Announcements


   Basho is pleased to bring you the Basho Academy [0], a series of self
   paced, tutorial style lessons on Riak development and administration. In a
   blog post [1], Justin Pease walks through the motivation for developing the
   Basho Academy and what to expect from the Academy going forward.

   Luke Bakken released Riak Python Client 2.5.5 [2][3]. This fixes a long
   standing issue with multi-get and multi-put operations where the thread
   pool did not shut down cleanly when the interpreter shuts down. Remember
   to "close()" your RiakClient instances to ensure cleanup [4].

## Community Code and Walkthroughs


   Jason Voegele will be giving a talk entitled “Dialyzer: Optimistic Type
   Checking for Erlang and Elixir” [5] at ElixirConf [6] in Orlando, FL Aug 31
   - Sept 2.

   Drew Kerrigan updates the community driven Riak Elixir Client adding
   Riak TS support [7].

## Jobs at Basho

Interested in working on distributed computing related problems or helping
our community with theirs? We’re hiring, here are a few of our open
positions. Check out the rest [8].


   Client Services Engineer (USA) [9].

   Developer Advocate (London and US) [10].

   Solution Architect [11].

(Join Basho as a Solution Architect and you get to work with me! What could
be better than that?)

Yes, we do remote!

## Recently Answered


   Travis Kirstine writes in with a question [12] on ram utilization in
   bitcask. Luke Bakken points out that the bitcask calculator [13] outputs a
   minimum ram requirement. Riak and your OS will happily eat ram as load
   increases. Noms.

   Henning Verbeek asks about how best to store arbitrarily large Java
   objects [14]. Alex Moore and Russell Brown offer some guidance.

   Guillaume Boddaert is looking for cursor mark support in Solr [15]. A
   future update to Riak, already being worked on, will include an update to
   Solr which has this feature.

   Vikram Lalit is looking for some clarification on expected behavior when
   playing with n, r and w values [16]. Tom Santero points out that increasing
   the n val is generally safe, decreasing it may not be.

## Open Discussions


   Magnus Kessler helps “!” with a some high I/O concerns [17]. “!”, please
   add some more info to your request!

   Hawk Newton is looking for some guidance on how best to detect Hinted
   Handoff programmatically vs parsing the command line output [18].

   Chris Johnson runs into an overload error in Riak TS [19] and continues
   a conversation on how best to deal with it, take a look at the github issue

   Jubin Juneja is looking for help updating a an index with a new schema

   Marcin Skoczylas is looking for some insight on the growth of processing
   queues within Riak [22].

   Michael Gnatz may have found a bug in Riak TS, Gordon Guthrie asks
   Michael to file a bug report [23].

   Guido Medina is looking for word on an updated Java client library that
   supports Netty-4.1.x [24].

Have a fantastical weekend,

-Alexander Sicular

Solution Architect, Basho


[0] https://academy.basho.com

[1] http://basho.com/posts/business/basho-academy/

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

[3] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/riak/2.5.5


[5] http://www.elixirconf.com/2016/speakers.html#voegele

[6] http://www.elixirconf.com/

[7] https://github.com/drewkerrigan/riak-elixir-client

[8] http://bashojobs.theresumator.com


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

[11] http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/apply/EPglZt/Solution-Architect









[20] https://github.com/basho/riak_kv/issues/1418




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