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Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.


How to Train Your Docker Cloud

Posted by Andrew Kennedy  on  May 16, 2015

Andrew Kennedy talks about the reasons for creating a Docker cloud and how Clocker was born.


Data Modeling for Scale with Riak Data Types

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Aug 10, 2014

Sponsored by Basho. Sean Cribbs discusses the theory behind several rich data types introduced with Riak 2.0 and then walking through some example applications that use them in popular languages.


Tracking Millions of Ganks in Near Real Time

Posted by Garrett Eardley  on  Dec 12, 2013

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


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.


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

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

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