An introduction to Riak


By Erlang Central | Published: February 19, 2013



Riak is the massively scalable, highly available, NoSQL database that everyone is turning to in order to back their web-scale operations. Created by Basho, written in Erlang, and published under the open source Apache licence, Riak is in use at some of the world’s largest companies. Basho’s Matthew Revell gives a basic introduction to Riak.

Talk objectives:
Come away with an understanding of:
what Riak can do for you
what uses cases Riak is suited to
how to get started with Riak
some examples of how Riak is used elsewhere.
Target audience: people taking the first steps into looking at NoSQL databases and who are looking to build applications where scalability and availability are the priority.
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Speakers:

  • Stuart McCaul

    Business Development Manager, EMEA @ Basho
    Basho Technologies

    Stuart works at the London office of Basho, the people behind the Riak NoSQL database. He's Business Development Manager for the EMEA region, which means he's interested in helping companies to build distributed systems that guarantee write availability at scale.
    Outside work, he loves gaming, movies, looking after his dog, Boris, and fish keeping. He lives with his fiancee in London.

    Stuart McCaul


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