riak: All content about riak in NoSQL databases and polyglot persistence
While Amazon Web Services approach is bring-your-own-data to our storage and processing solutions, Rackspace’s strategy seems to be “whatever popular NoSQL storage engine you like, we have your back. Just bring your data“.
Last month Rackspace bought MongoDB hosting provider ObjectRocket and now they acquired Exceptional Cloud Service which brings Redis hosting on board.
It’s difficult to say how well is Amazon’s strategy working as the company doesn’t do a lot to get their customers’ case studies out there—I still need to find a list of 10 companies that are using Amazon Dynamo. But this doesn’t mean a thing. On the other hand, I can see Rackspace’s strategy working and getting a lot of traction considering they’re looking after the most popular NoSQL tools.
✚ The Register writes about this acquisition too: Rackspace gobbles Exceptional Cloud Services for Redis smarts. I assume many others are asking the same question:
So, with Redis and MongoDB due to make their way into the Rackspace cloud proper, what other technologies are catching the web hoster turned cloud whisperer’s eyes?
Original title and link: Rackspace: BYOD to Your Preferred Storage ( ©myNoSQL)
A new version of Riak CS was announced last week at GigaOM Structure Data 2013 event. But what’s more important is that starting with this version Riak CS is available as open source under an Apache 2 license.
As for Riak itself, Basho will offer an Enterprise version under a commercial license, the main differentiator being multi-datacenter replication and 24x7 customer support. The same as for Riak.
While I went through most of the articles covering this announcement, I couldn’t find the answer to the most obvious question: what made Basho decide to go with the dual model for Riak CS?
On the other hand, it looks like this remains the most popular model in the company-backed open source world: open source products with enterprise versions providing unique features.
Original title and link: Riak CS: New Version Available, Now Open Source ( ©myNoSQL)
This script might come in handy considering last time I’ve failed setting up a Riak dev cluster.
Original title and link: Setting Up a Riak Dev Cluster on OS X Mountain Lion ( ©myNoSQL)
Second, I’d like to ask for your help in answering the question that pops into my mind everytime I’m thinking about Data-as-a-Service: leaving aside the benefits of managed services, what are the scenarios in which a Data-as-a-Service can be used when the application layer is not colocated1?
A different way to formulate this question is: what apps can tolerate the WAN latency and network failures? Obviously these questions do not apply to services like Amazon Web Services or Heroku or dotCloud which offer you both Data-as-a-Service and a PaaS or IaaS. ↩
Original title and link: Hosted Riak With Riak-On ( ©myNoSQL)