March 17, 2016 09:30 ET

Importance of Database Resiliency Highlighted by Customer Survey

TechValidate Survey Respondents Cite Scalability and Operational Simplicity as Top Influencers for Database Investment Decisions

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) -  Basho Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak® KV and Riak® TS, the world's most resilient NoSQL databases, today announced results from its customer survey conducted through TechValidate™, an independent researcher that generates and validates customer experience information. The survey illustrates the importance of always-on applications and illuminates how that affects the decision-making process when choosing NoSQL databases.

IDC estimates that the average cost of a critical application failure per hour is $500,000 to $1 million. Basho's survey findings echo the industry's concern about the egregious costs of downtime. Highlights from the Cost of Downtime survey include:

  • Organizations are feeling the burn. Of the respondents who felt monetary losses related to application downtime, 30 percent cited losses of $100,000 or more for each hour of downtime they experienced.
  • The cost of downtime extends beyond a company's bottom line. Respondents cited "brand bruising or lost credibility" and "cost of time and resources to respond to a crisis" as the two biggest costs of application downtime.
  • Resiliency is Riak's great differentiator. Seventy-one percent of respondents cited the fact that "when one Riak node goes down the cluster still serves requests" as the most significant differentiator between downtime in a Riak cluster and downtime in a different NoSQL cluster.
  • Forty percent of responses cited "no noticeable impact" on an application when Riak loses a node due to hardware or network failures.

The survey findings are reflective of reasons why companies like OpenX, Concur Technologies and the National Health Service (NHS) have moved to Riak over the years. Read more about the survey findings and customer feedback in today's blog post.

"OpenX serves hundreds of billions of ad requests monthly, distributed across five international data centers," said Matt Davis, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, OpenX. "To handle the high volume of requests across geographically disparate locations, we knew we needed a database that offered resiliency and high availability. Riak enables OpenX to provide an efficient and reliable high-quality programmatic advertising exchange experience."

To learn more about the ways OpenX has benefitted from using Riak, watch this video case study.

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About Basho Technologies
Basho, the creator of the world's most resilient databases, is dedicated to developing disruptive technology that simplifies enterprises' most critical distributed systems data management challenges. Basho has attracted one of the most talented groups of engineers and technical experts ever assembled devoted exclusively to solving some of the most complex issues presented by Big Data and IoT. Basho's distributed database, Riak® KV, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, is used by fast growing Web businesses and by one-third of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications. Built on the same foundation, Basho introduced Riak TS, which is the first enterprise-ready NoSQL database specifically optimized to store, query and analyze time series data. The Basho Data Platform helps enterprises reduce the complexity of supporting Big Data applications by integrating Riak KV, Riak TS and Riak S2 with Apache Spark, Redis, and Apache Solr.

Riak is the registered trademark of Basho Technologies, Inc.

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