Additions to Leading Open Source Distributed Database Extends Ability to Process and Analyze Information Stored in Riak
CAMBRIDGE, MA – September 27, 2011 – Riak Technologies, the provider of distributed database and storage management solutions, today announced the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Riak 1.0 open source database platform, as well as its Riak Enterprise commercially licensed offering. Riak 1.0 includes features and tools aimed at helping organizations solve the difficult problems involved with managing and interpreting data in a distributed fashion, such as in cloud-computing environments.
The release of Riak 1.0 follows a period of tremendous growth in the Riak open source community, with hundreds of organizations benefitting from Riak’s distributed database functionality in production environments. Additionally, Riak Technologies has seen accelerated demand for solutions based on Riak, seeing record results in terms of customer and revenue growth in the first three quarters of 2011. New customers and users in recent quarters include Bump Technologies, Clipboard.com, the Health System of Denmark, DotCloud, Formspring, Ideel, i-Velocity (marking Riak’s first customer engagement in India), Mezeo, SEOmoz, Social Genius, Swipely, Voxer, Yammer, and many more enterprises and agencies.
“We are excited about the new features in Riak 1.0, as they give us a step up in terms of taking advantage of the data we’re already capturing with Riak,” said Ty Amell, co-founder and CEO at Stackmob, a mobile applications platform provider. “New features like secondary indices will enable us to build smarter capabilities that add greater value to users of our existing mobile platform.”
“Riak 1.0 sets a new bar for managing data in a distributed environment,” said Don Rippert, president and CEO of Riak Technologies. “Riak has already proven its stability, ability to scale and provide absolute fault-tolerance in a highly distributed deployment; with 1.0, users of Riak can now more easily build and maintain powerful business applications on top of our platform.”
Features of Riak 1.0 Include:
- Secondary Indices – allows a developer to retrieve Riak objects using a simple query language that matches compound criteria against an object’s properties
- Riak Pipe – a new feature for higher-latency data processing; a new take on Map/Reduce style data processing
- Integration of Riak Search – the powerful search engine built for Riak is now tightly integrated with the core 1.0 package
- Lager – a new, simple and effective logging framework for Riak 1.0
- LevelDB Support – Riak 1.0 includes available support for the LevelDB storage engine, further increasing user choice in deploying Riak
- Administration Improvements – new tools make it easier to scale, manage and access a Riak cluster for developers and administrators
“Riak has already proven to be a great tool for capturing data, regardless of type, volume or environment, in a highly available and fault-tolerant manner,” said Eric Brewer, creator of the CAP Theorem, vice president of infrastructure at Google and member of Riak’s Board of Directors. “With the features in Riak 1.0, users will have not just a battle-proven database but better tools for analyzing and processing the data they capture and store with Riak.”
Riak 1.0 will be available later this month. To preview some of the new features, download Riak, or to inquire about a commercial deployment, please visit www.riak.com.
About Riak Technologies
Riak Technologies, Inc., founded in 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers, and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM – News), has offices in San Francisco, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Reston, Virginia. Riak’s flagship solution, Riak, is a distributed data store that combines extreme fault tolerance, rapid scalability, and ease of use to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Big Data management and storage software market. Designed from the ground up to work with applications that run on the Internet and mobile networks, Riak is particularly well-suited for users of cloud infrastructure such as Amazon’s AWS and Joyent’s Smart platform and is available in both an open source and a paid commercial version. For more information about Riak or Riak visit www.riak.com.