Riak Recap, October 7th, 2016

Alexander Sicular siculars at basho.com
Fri Oct 7 19:58:50 EDT 2016

Greetings Team Riak,

For your perusing this weekend we’ve got a few blog posts to distract you
from CNN’s round-the-clock Matthew coverage along with the presumably
informative mailing list recap. Stay dry out there...

Are you working on something Riak related? Sharing is caring ;) Let me know
what you’re working on and I’ll get your talk, project or blog post in the
next Riak Recap.

## Announcements


   Craig Vitter writes in opensource.com, “Riak TS for time series analysis
   at scale” [0], describing his upcoming talk at All Things Open [1].

   Sean Kelly guest blogs on basho.com about pitfalls and misconceptions to
   watch out for when considering a microservices based architecture [2].

   Basho Engineer Jon Brisbin blogs about Riak on Docker and outlines step
   by step instruction on how to get up and running in a number of
   circumstances [3]. For those of you who have expressed interest in Riak on
   Docker, I encourage you to start with this post.

   Viktoria Fordos and Csaba Hoch take us on a harrowing tale of what can
   go wrong when you’re all deployed and in production and how they reigned it
   in by using WombatOAM [4] in "Operational nightmare fun: dealing with
   misconfigured Riak Clusters" [5].

   Tom Sigler & Co. put together the “Riak KV: Operations Intro” course on
   Basho Academy [6].

   Riak Explorer [7] has been seeing steady improvements. You can now graph
   Riak stats data gathered from a local instance.

   The Ripple project, a modeling layer for Riak in Ruby, has been
   transferred to its own repo. Those looking to contribute are encouraged to
   do so there [8].

## 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 [9].


   Client Services Engineer (London) [10].

   Developer Advocate EMEA (London) [11].

   Developer Advocate (US) [12].

   Solution Architect (SF) [13].

(Yes, a number of these positions are remote.)

## Recently Answered


   Niels Christian Sorensen is interested in certain backup options in Riak
   S2 [14]. Matthew Von-Maszewski links work being done to make Riak
   hot-backupable [15].

   Kyle Nguyen is interested in deleting bucket types [16], Magnus Kessler
   drops the knowledge [17][18].

   Vikram Lalit asks about best practices when modeling a messaging use
   case that may call for lots of buckets [19].

   Ricardo Mayerhofer has concerns about the continued evolution of Riak KV
   [20]. Charlie Voiselle, Riak KV wrangler at Basho, replies [21].

## Open Discussions


   Brandon Martin is interested in figuring out how to use map/reduce in
   the Erlang client when using bucket types [22].

   Sean McEvoy wants to get some more performance out of paginated queries
   in Solr [23]. Fred Dushin lets us know that cursor marks are the way to go
   [24]. Unfortunately, the front-end guys always want more [25].

   Lingesh is getting an error when starting Riak and enabling AAE due to
   100% i/o utilization [26].

   Following up on previous Solr query, cursor mark and coverage plan
   discussions, Guillaume Boddaert opens a new line of questioning around
   tuning the coverage plan itself [27].

Have a safe weekend,

-Alexander Sicular

Solution Architect, Basho


[0] https://opensource.com/life/16/9/time-series-analysis-riak-ts

[1] https://allthingsopen.org/speakers/craig-vitter/

[2] http://basho.com/posts/technical/microservices-please-dont/

[3] http://basho.com/posts/technical/running-riak-in-docker/

[4] https://www.erlang-solutions.com/products/wombat-oam.html


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

[7] https://github.com/basho-labs/riak_explorer/

[8] https://github.com/riak-ripple/ripple

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

[10] http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/apply/zznz3Z/Client-Services-Engineer

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

[12] http://bashojobs.theresumator.com/apply/pA1Nnk/Developer-Advocate-US

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


[15] https://github.com/basho/leveldb/wiki/mv-hot-backup












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