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Basho, NoSQL, and Polyglot Persistence Adoption With Justin Sheehy

Justin Sheehy (CTO Basho) answers Michael Coté’s (RedMonk) questions about Basho, the current state of NoSQL, and polyglot persistence adoptions among developers.


Riak Secondary Indices using Links

Kresten Krab Thorup continues his experiments becoming more and more of an advocate of Riak:

The module riak_link_index provides a mechanism that can be applicable for some situations, providing means to create synthetic (secondary link index) objects triggered by a Riak commit hook. The mechanism work by defining a function that names these synthetic objects as a function of the primary object body.

As far as I can tell Basho is already working on adding secondary indices to Riak.

Original title and link: Riak Secondary Indices using Links (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)


Basho Raises Funding for Expanding Market Reach

The exciting news from yesterday are not over yet. Even if the announcement is not official, it already reached press[1]: Basho, creators of the Riak key-value store and Riak Search, the first full text indexing solution integrated with a NoSQL database, have raised in an up round an additional $7.5mil from a private equity firm and Trifork AS, a Danish systems integrator.

Many of the new companies backing NoSQL databases that have raised funds recently were planning to use these investments to expand their technical teams. In Basho’s case, plan is to use this round mostly for expanding their marketing and sales departments. Trifork is also becoming the European distributor of the Riak database.


  1. As a side note, I’m starting to learn what news embargos mean: it is the deadline that in the rush for getting eye balls is never respected.  

Original title and link: Basho Raises Funding for Expanding Market Reach (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

Basho and Gemini Mobile New Contributions to Erlang Cluster Management

After riak_core — the refactored Riak core that can be used for building distributed apps without shared state, Basho is releasing now riak_err:

The riak_err OTP application replaces about 90% of the default Erlang/OTP info/error/warning event handling mechanism. The replacement handler places strict limits on the maximum size of a formatted message. So, if you want to limit the maximum length of an error message to 64 kilobytes, you can. The result is that it’s now much more difficult to get Riak to crash due to error message handling.

riak_err is available on ☞ GitHub.

Gemini Mobile Technologies, the company behind Hibari, the distributed, high available key-value store, is open sourcing under Apache license cluster_info:

It provides a flexible and easily-extendible way to dump the state of a cluster of Erlang nodes. The app can also automatically gather all of this data from all nodes and write it into a single file. It’s about as easy as can be to take a snapshot of all nodes in a cluster.

Currently, cluster_info is packaged together with Hibari, but Basho will start distributing it with the next Riak release.

Original title and link: Basho and Gemini Mobile New Contributions to Erlang Cluster Management (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)


Video: Riak from Small to Large

Rusty Klophaus (Basho) talking about how you can go from using a single Riak server to a fully distributed Riak installation:

I’ve seen this presentation live at Berlin Buzzwords and it is a must see.

Video: Riak from Small to Large originally posted on the NoSQL blog: myNoSQL