Leading NoSQL Database Company Brings Expertise to Developers in North America and Europe
SEATTLE – August 16, 2016 – Riak Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak® KV and Riak® TS, the world’s most resilient NoSQL databases, today announced its Scaling Time Series Apps Roadshow, an educational tour that will provide program attendees demonstrations of tools designed specifically to meet the challenges IoT data presents. Beginning in September, Riak will hold informative sessions across the U.S. and Europe to help developers better understand how to derive value from IoT data and how to fully utilize powerful tools like Riak’s Riak TS and Apache’s Spark™ to build applications that can scale to meet the incredible demands of IoT applications. Riak will also be partnering with other industry leaders and attending key industry conferences over coming months to bring IoT expertise to developers and engineers nationwide.
The roadshow complements insights from Riak’s IoT Time Series Quiz, aimed at professionals who want to score their IoT knowledge. Early responses paint an interesting picture of IoT expertise. Over 60 percent were classified as being a “Leader,” rather than a “Novice” or a “Guru,” suggesting that while there’s a broad spectrum of IoT know-how, the majority of industry participants have room to grow and would benefit from more education. Another telling finding: so far the question most people get wrong is “Which IoT business model is not currently publicly available?” Hint, it has nothing to do with toothbrushes. If teams involved in IoT initiatives aren’t familiar with the broad set of IoT business models, they’re likely limiting their success, or worse — building IoT applications that don’t adequately support business goals. The quiz answers suggest application developers need guidance to turn IoT ambitions into reality.
“IoT represents a wealth of untapped information that can help allow businesses to make smarter, more effective decisions,” said Peter Coppola, vice president of marketing and products, Riak Technologies. “Yet, many organizations’ processes for turning that data into valuable information are still works in progress. Riak hopes that by bringing our expertise to developers, we can help provide our community with the knowledge and tools to derive value from their data.”
Databricks, the company founded by the team that created Apache Spark, will also be participating in the Scaling Time Series Apps Roadshow. Included in their presentation will be a live tour of the Notebook, built to show the Apache Spark and Riak TS integration in action. Riak will also take part in Databricks’ Spark Live tour, a series of complimentary one-day workshops in a number of North American cities. According to Databricks’ vice president of marketing Kavitha Mariappan, “Scalable and resilient tools like Apache Spark and Riak TS are critical in ensuring IoT applications can deliver advanced analytics faster and at a lower overall cost. Databricks is looking forward to working with Riak to help developers leverage the data being generated by IoT devices.”
Irvine, CA: September 7
Los Angeles, CA: September 8
San Francisco, CA: September 14
Seattle, WA: September 15
London, England: September 20
Boston, MA: September 20
New York, NY: September 21
Stockholm, Sweden: September 27
Chicago, IL: September 27
Atlanta, GA: October 6
Paris, France: October 6
For further details on the Quiz results and the agenda the Scaling Time Series Apps Roadshow please read our most recent blog post. Participate in the roadshow via Twitter using the hashtag #IoT_Roadshow
In addition to both tours, Riak will be exhibiting at Strata and Hadoop World in New York, from September 29 to October 1, at Spark Summit EMEA in Brussels October 25-27, as well as Big Data London at Olympia on November 3-6 to engage with application architects and developers regarding the challenges of and solutions for building IoT apps to leverage time series data.
About Riak Technologies
Riak, 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. Riak 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. Riak’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, Riak introduced Riak® TS, which is the first enterprise-ready NoSQL database specifically optimized to store, query and analyze time series data. Riak also helps enterprises reduce the complexity of supporting Big Data applications by integrating Riak KV, Riak TS and Riak® S2 with Apache Spark, Mesos, Redis, and Apache Solr.
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