Basho Releases Riak 1.2

August 8, 2012

Basho proclaims, “Riak 1.2 Is Official!” Riak is the powerful open source, distributed database behind many scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications. The software’s newest version has creator Basho celebrating. There are several new features; the write up specifies:

“*More efficiently add multiple Riak nodes to your cluster

*Stage and review, then commit or abort cluster changes for easier operations; plus smoother handling of rolling upgrades

*Better visibility into active handoffs

*Repair Riak KV and Search partitions by attaching to the Riak Console and using a one-line command to recover from data corruption/loss

*More performant stats for Riak; the addition of stats to Riak Search

*2i and Search usage thru the Protocol Buffers API

*Official Support for Riak on FreeBSD

*In Riak Enterprise: SSL encryption, better balancing and more granular control of replication across multiple data centers, NAT support”

The write up details Riak’s latest innovations in areas like cluster management, partition rebuilding, and LevelDB performance improvements. I highly recommend checking out the article for more information.

Basho ends their post with a thank-you to their open source community, and, naturally, a petition for feedback on the newest version of Riak. The company was founded in 2008, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Customers, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, use Riak to implement global session stores and to manage large amounts of structured and unstructured data.

Cynthia Murrell, August 08, 2012

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