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February 28, 2012 11:01 ET

Basho Riak a Strategic Component in Massive Growth for Bump, One of the Most Downloaded iPhone Apps

Riak Drives Bump's Ability to Scale on Command With Storage and Immediate Access to Hundreds of Millions of Pieces of Data Including Photos, Chats and Contacts

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Basho Technologies, the leader in highly available, distributed data store technologies, announced today that its Riak open source data storage system is a key component in the success of Bump, the 7th most downloaded iPhone app. The Bump app, produced by Bump Technologies, relies on Riak to scale and manage massive amounts of data sent between millions of users. In less than three years, Bump has built a user base of 80 million people who share various types of data, including two million photos, every day. Built on top of Riak, Bump stores elements of current and past conversations, so communication history is readily accessible to users, enhancing the stickiness and user satisfaction of Bump.

To ensure consistent up-time and user engagement, Bump chose Basho's Riak for both scale and reliability. Riak ensures that the Bump application can be continually fed with information without the worry of a system fail. Bump stores 600-800 million pieces of structural data in Riak, including photos, chats and contact cards.

"We've been working with Basho for the past nine months and couldn't be happier," said Jake Mintz, co-founder of Bump. "Riak is tailored to deal with problems that people have in large-scale production deployments. We hope to maintain a rapid growth pace and we're confident that Riak is the most robust, reliable solution that can continue to help us scale quickly and effectively."

"Bump is the 7th most downloaded app for the iPhone, meaning massive user adoption and data needs -- exactly the type of situation where Riak thrives. We're thrilled to play a key role in helping Bump take advantage of the opportunity their success provides," said Donald J. Rippert, president and CEO, Basho Technologies. "As Bump gains thousands of new users each day, Riak is seamlessly scaling in the background to give every Bump user the same thrill of rapidly sharing content between family and friends."

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About Bump

Bump is a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that lets users physically "bump" phones to exchange contact information, photos, social networks, and more. With over 80 million downloads and 10 million active users, Bump is the 7th most downloaded free app of all time in the U.S. Apple App Store. Based in Mountain View, CA, the Bump team is focused on making technology more intuitive, more human, and more meaningful to people's lives.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications. Our flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability, and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80%. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA.

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