NoSQL Search Roadshow London 2013

Matthew Revell, Community Manager, Basho EMEA

Matthew Revell

Biography: Matthew Revell

Matthew has been active in the open source community for the past ten years, having co-founded the LugRadio podcast and the UK's first grass-roots free software event LugRadio Live.He comes to Basho having spent six years in communications and product management roles at Ubuntu sponsor Canonical.

Twitter: @matthewrevell

Presentation: Killing pigs and saving Danish bacon with Riak

Time: Wednesday 09:55 - 10:40 / Location: Pound

There are two things we should all demand whenever we choose a database: 

  •  Uptime: it should be available for reads and writes whenever we need it.
  •  Scalability: our chosen database should grow with the success of our project. 

Riak is an open source key-value database that is fault tolerant, highly available and scales with ease.

Even when nodes go down, Riak stay up for reads and writes. And when your needs grow, scaling Riak is as simple as adding new nodes to your cluster.

In this talk we'll look at real-world production uses of Riak at organisations including:

  • Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds
  • The Danish national health service
  • Temetra, the utility metering company.

Come and find out how Riak can ensure your application remains available through disasters and sudden success.

Workshop: RIAK Training

Time: Wednesday 14:30 - 17:40 / Location: Dollar

Riak is the scalable, highly available, ops-friendly key value database that's in use at GitHub, Rovio and BestBuy.

In this session you'll learn how to work with Riak as a developer, with topics including:

  • Modelling your data in the schema-free, key-value world.
  • Taking the development environment for a spin on your laptop.
  • Add data to your Riak cluster using the REST interface.
  • Build a simple Ruby application that store and retrieves data with Riak.

All you need to attend is your laptop, the Ruby runtimes and a sense of fun!