Riak Recap, January 6th, 2017

Alexander Sicular siculars at basho.com
Fri Jan 6 19:35:47 EST 2017


Hello Folks,

Welcome to a new year, the first Riak Recap of 2017 and a bunch of Riak
related content. Hope you all had a great couple of weeks and are ready to
ease into January with a few blog posts while steeping in some new features
and updates in the Riak ecosystem.

Are you working on something Riak related? Let me know and I’ll get your
talk, project or blog post in the next Riak Recap. Perhaps your project
could be featured on our blog [0].


## Announcements


   -

   Adam Wray, Basho’s CEO, talks IoT, edge computing and competition with
   diginomica [1].
   -

   Kait Carter highlights 2016 at Basho Academy and walks us through what’s
   to come in 2017 [2], for example a brand new course: “Load Balancing a Riak
   Cluster” [3].
   -

   Chris Mancini takes us through the ins and outs of Riak’s new data type,
   the fabled HyperLogLog or HLL for short [4]. The post also links a deeper
   dive on HLL’s by Zeeshan Lakhani (pdf) [5]. You want this data in your base!
   -

   Randy Secrist reminded me to let everyone know to check out the latest
   Riak Explorer which adds Riak TS 1.5 functionality [6]. (And is also pretty
   cool.)
   -

   Riak Spark Connector 1.6.2 brings a couple of fixes, please upgrade
   [7][8].
   -

   Jason Voegele will be giving a talk at CodeMash [9], Jan 12th, on
   “Dialyzer: Optimistic Type Checking for Erlang and Elixir” [10].



## Basho for Business

We want to help you get the most out of Riak. Basho offers Open Source
support [11], professional services [12], such as developer and operations
training, and we offer reduced pricing for startups. If you're interested
in hearing more, drop us your details [13] 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 [14].


   -

   Client Services Engineer (London) [15].
   -

   Developer Advocate EMEA (London) [16].


(Yes, we are remote friendly.)


## Recently Answered


   -

   Arun Rajagopalan has a question on reaping tombstones in Riak [17]. A
   few folks join in with some recommendations and a hat tip towards future
   Riak KV 2.3 functionality that should make this problem go away.
   -

   Toby Corkindale gets some architectural help re. closing connections in
   Riak CS once his high availability HAproxy fails over [18].
   -

   Tomi Takussaari is concerned about secondary index query failure when
   two nodes in the cluster fail [19]. Magnus Kessler replies with some
   architectural reasoning behind how 2I queries work [20].
   -

   Ricardo Mayerhofer runs into a misconfiguration when using riak-shell,
   Riak TS’s repl [21].
   -

   I help Alex Fang out with a question on bitcask metadata and ram
   consumption [22].



## Open Discussions


   -

   Luca Favatella would like to get notified when CRDT updates are
   reflected in Solr [23]. Unfortunately there is no atomic way to do that
   natively, afaik.
   -

   Arun Rajagopalan wants to know the status of CS compatibility with Riak
   KV 2.2.0 [24].



Have a fabulous new year and, most importantly, a great weekend!

-Alexander Sicular

Solution Architect, Basho

@siculars



[0] http://basho.com/blog/

[1]
http://diginomica.com/2017/01/05/interview-basho-ceo-takes-aim-iot-edge-computing/

[2] http://basho.com/posts/business/basho-academy-new-year-new-content/

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

[4] http://basho.com/posts/technical/what-in-the-hell-is-hyperloglog/

[5] https://github.com/basho/riak_kv/blob/develop/docs/hll/hll.pdf

[6] https://github.com/basho-labs/riak_explorer/releases/tag/1.4.0

[7] https://spark-packages.org/package/basho/spark-riak-connector

[8] https://github.com/basho/spark-riak-connector

[9] http://www.codemash.org/

[10]
http://www.codemash.org/session/dialyzer-optimistic-type-checking-for-erlang-and-elixir/

[11] http://basho.com/products/support/

[12] http://basho.com/products/professional-services/

[13] http://basho.com/contact/

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

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

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

[17]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2016-December/018888.html

[18]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2016-December/018886.html

[19]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2017-January/018899.html

[20]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2017-January/018900.html

[21]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2017-January/018903.html

[22]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2017-January/018907.html

[23]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2016-December/018893.html

[24]
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2017-January/018901.html
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