Auric Systems International, a leader in merchant transaction processing solutions, relies on Basho’s Riak to power its PaymentVault(TM) solution for PCI compliance. Riak was chosen because of the simplicity by which it replicates data, including stored encrypted credit card tokenized data, its ability to automate the aging of data, and its availability as open source.
After spending half an hour on the pcisecuritystandards site I still couldn’t figure out what the Level 1 PCI compliancy means to understand what Riak brought to the table.
If you thought all systems in the financial sector need transactions and are using relational databases, then I guess you were wrong. Read also the Card payment sytems and the CAP theorem to see the requirements of another financial service.
Original title and link: Riak Used by Auric Systems to Meet PCI Compliance Requirements ( ©myNoSQL)