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Tracking Millions of Ganks in Near Real Time

Posted by Garrett Eardley  on  Dec 12, 2013

Garrett Eardley explores how Riot Games is leveraging Riak for their stats system, discussing why they chose Riak, the data model and indexes, and strategies for working with eventually consistent data.

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Riak and Dynamo, Five Years Later

Posted by Andy Gross  on  Apr 18, 2013

Andy Gross reflects on five years of involvement with Riak and distributed databases and discusses what went right, what went wrong, and what the next five years may hold for Riak.

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Dynamo: Theme and Variations

Posted by Shanley Kane  on  Apr 15, 2013 1

Shanley Kane discusses Dynamo - consistent hashing, vector clocks, hinted handoff, gossip protocol - advances in each area, and how querying and application development has changed as a result of them.

Rewriting GitHub Pages with Riak and Webmachine

Posted by Jesse Newland  on  Dec 18, 2012

Jesse Newland discusses how GitHub pages were re-written with Erlang, Riak and Webmachine in order to improve their performance.

Embracing Concurrency at Scale

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Nov 02, 2012

Justin Sheehy discusses designing reliable distributed systems that can scale in order to deal with concurrency problems and the tradeoffs required by such systems.

Building Cloud Services with Riak

Posted by Andy Gross  on  Oct 29, 2012

Andy Gross reports on how Basho used Riak and Erlang to build their cloud storage service.

Bringing Riak to the Mobile Platform

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Aug 14, 2012

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses bringing Riak to mobile. He covers Riak’s data model, BucketDB – a Riak client-, and the protocol used to synchronize the data on the device between BucketDB and Riak.

Dynamo Is Not Just for Datastores

Posted by Susan Potter  on  May 02, 2012 1

Susan Potter discusses Dynamo, Riak, distribution, consistency and fault tolerance, along with techniques and an example for building an application with riak_core.

Eventually Consistent HTTP with Statebox and Riak

Posted by Bob Ippolito  on  Feb 22, 2012 2

Bob Ippolito explains how to solve concurrent update conflicts with Statebox, an open source library for automatic conflict resolution, running on top of Riak.

Wrap Your SQL Head Around Riak MapReduce

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Feb 03, 2012 3

Sean Cribbs explains what Map-Reduce and Riak are, why and how to use Map-Reduce with Riak, and how to convert SQL queries into their Map-Reduce equivalents.

Distributed Systems: What Nobody Told You

Posted by Shaneal Manek  on  Dec 09, 2011 3

Shaneal Manek tells the story of how things can go wrong with a distributed system which turned into a success after incorporating appropriate tools for monitoring, analytics, logging, security.

Bringing Riak to the Mobile Platform

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Dec 09, 2011 2

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses data models for Riak, a protocol for synchronizing key-values, and BucketDB, a mobile Riak client.

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