Riak Recap, November 19th 2016
siculars at basho.com
Sat Nov 19 12:38:55 EST 2016
This is a fantastic beast of a recap with lots of great things to get to
this weekend. We just announced Riak KV 2.2.0. This new version brings a
host of goodies (with the requisite client libraries.) If you’re looking
for something new to try out before next week with the in-laws, give it a
Are you working on something Riak related? Reply to me and I’ll get your
talk, project or blog post in the next Riak Recap. Perhaps you’re
interested in penning a guest post on the Basho blog? 
Riak KV 2.2.0! Check out the blog post , release notes , upgrade
docs , downgrade docs . Here are some of the highlights:
Global Object Expiration in LevelDB
LZ4 compression for LevelDB
Support for HyperLogLog Data Types
Improved Active Anti-Entropy Performance
Cluster Job Controls
Improvements to Riak Search (up to 5x faster ingest)
Support for Debian 8 and Ubuntu 16
Of course, what new release is complete without a slew of new client
Java 2.1.0 release notes , Github tag , Maven 
Erlang 2.5.0 release notes , Github tag 
Python 2.6.1 release notes  Github tag , PyPi 
PHP 3.2.0 release notes , Github tag , Package 
PHP-PB 1.2.0 release notes , Github tag , Package 
Node.js 2.3.0 release notes , Github tag , NPM 
Go 1.8.0 release notes , Github tag 
Ruby 2.5.0 release notes , Github tag , Rubygems 
.Net 2.4.0 release notes , Github tag , Nuget 
Lager has a new home. Basho has moved Lager into its own organization at
Github . Mark Allen and John Daily will continue their fine stewardship
of the project and encourage others to participate .
## Basho for Business
We want to help you get the most out of Riak. Basho offers Open Source
support , professional services , such as developer and operations
training, and we offer reduced pricing for startups. If you're interested
in hearing more, drop us your details  and we'll have someone reach out
to answer your questions. Hey, you might get to talk to me!
## 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 .
Client Services Engineer (London) .
Developer Advocate EMEA (London) .
Developer Advocate (US) .
Solution Architect (SF) .
(Yes, we are remote friendly.)
## Recently Answered
Pratik Kulkarni is having jar trouble . AJAX DoneBy Jack  and
Guido Medina  help out. Maven/Graven should download all the
dependencies or Alex Moore lets us know  you can find an all-in-one /
uber jar here .
Ryan Maclear is experiencing handoff failure becasue of tcp errors .
I mention there are a number of things you can adjust  in relation to.
Joe Olson writes with a question about the new TTL feature in Riak TS
(and now in KV!) . Basho’s Matthew Von-Maszewski  and Pavel Hardak
Basho’s Nick Marino helps  Mav erick with his request on using
commit hooks .
Raymond Semov is concerned with the uneven distribution of vnodes
(partitions) in his cluster . Basho’s Drew Pirrone-Brusse crafts a
masterful response on how partition distribution happens in Riak and what
to do to tune it .
In response to Johnny Tan’s r/w during node replacement  request,
Magnus Kessler lets us know that nodes are ready to go as soon as they
enter the cluster .
Jan Paulus brings us a question about time weighted average calculations
in Riak TS . Basho’s Andrei Zavada writes back with how that works now
and some insight into the next TS release .
Arun Rajagopalan wants to call into the Erlang shell from the command
line . Basho’s Luke Bakken lets us know that you can use the same
Erlang that ships with Riak .
Yes, we take pull requests to the docs (and all the other repos), sean
mcevoy . Thanks for pointing that out, Luca Favatella .
Vikram Lalit is interested in using CRDT sets and buckets from the
Erlang client . All-star contributor to the mailing list, Magnus
Kessler, show us exactly how to do this in Erlang .
Mav erick needs help with commit hooks  at start up. After a bit of
back and forth trying to debug, Luke Bakken opens a github issue  to
further the discussion.
## Open Discussions
Daniel Miller needs help avoiding RAM overflow and consequent OOM killer
in Riak CS .
Luca Favatella is looking for some insights from the community on how
best to store data offline in an Android environment .
Jing Liu is looking for best practices on how to load test Riak .
Magnus Kessler asks some more q’s and offers guidance .
Toby Corkindale has concerns about Riak CS logging .
Have a fantastical weekend,
Solution Architect, Basho
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