SOURCE: Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies

February 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Basho Unveils New Graphical Operations Dashboard, Diagnostics With Release of Riak 1.1

Latest Release of Open Source, Scalable Database Boosts Synchronization Performance for Multi-Data Center Deployments, Features New Installation Diagnostics, Improves Operational Control

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Basho Technologies, the leader in highly available, distributed database technologies, announced today that it has released Riak 1.1, the latest version of the company's flagship open source database. Riak 1.1, a combined effort from the core Basho Engineering Team and Riak's growing community, represents the progression of the most stable, scalable NoSQL database available today.

Riak 1.1 boosts data synchronization performance for multi-data center deployments, provides operating system and installation diagnostics and improves operational control for very large clusters. Riak 1.1 delivers a range of new features and improvements including:

  • Riak Control, a completely open source and intuitive administrative console for managing, monitoring and interfacing with Riak clusters
  • Riaknostic, an open source, proactive diagnostic suite for detecting common configuration and runtime problems
  • Enhanced error logging and reporting
  • Improved resiliency for large clusters
  • Automatic data compression using the Snappy compression library

Additionally, Riak EDS (Enterprise Data Store), Basho's commercial distribution based on Riak, features major enhancements, primarily for multi-data center replication:

  • Introduction of bucket-level replication, adding more granularity and robustness
  • Various distinct data center synchronization options are now available, each optimized for different use cases
  • Significant improvement of data synchronization across multiple data centers

"The 1.1 release is focused on simplifying life for developers and administrators. Basho's new Riak Control and Riaknostic components move Riak open source forward, providing an easy and intuitive way to diagnose, manage and monitor Riak platforms," said Don Rippert, CEO, Basho. "While Riak Control was originally part of Basho's commercial offering, we decided to release the code as part of Riak 1.1 to reinforce our commitment to the open source community."

Using Riak Control, users can see a snapshot of the health of their cluster and access detailed information on each of their nodes. An "actions panel" allows the administrator to add, take down and remove nodes from clusters with the simple push of a button. With Riaknostic, administrators have the ability to run a series of checks, inspecting the operating system and Riak installation for potential problems, then provide recommended resolutions. Riaknostic was designed in such a way that it is relatively easy for developers and the development community to incorporate new diagnostics.

"The bug fixes and feature improvements in this release were made side-by-side with the input and production usage of our users and customers," said Dave Smith, Basho's VP of Engineering. "Riak 1.1 is another release that Basho is proud to support. Existing users will be thrilled with the added stability and feature enhancements, and developers and companies new to Riak will find it to be the most-advanced, scalable open source database available today."

"As we see NoSQL database technologies moving from the evaluation to adoption phase, configuration and monitoring technologies such as Riak Control and Riaknostic are increasingly important," said Matt Aslett, research manager, data management and analytics, 451 Research. "The release of these and other new features in Riak 1.1 is likely to encourage greater adoption, especially for traditional enterprises and communications providers."

About Riak

Riak is an open source, NoSQL database designed to operate in highly-distributed environments, such as the cloud. With no single point of failure, Riak makes data highly available, and scales simply, quickly and intelligently. Riak is used by companies such as Yammer, Comcast, Voxer, and Bump to power high-scale, high-demand applications that today serve millions of users and billions of transactions, and has been deployed in thousands of production environments. Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with multi-data center replication, consulting and implementation services, and industry-leading support.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications. Basho's 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 and distributed content management systems, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA. For more information visit or follow Basho Technologies on Twitter at

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