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New Riak Handbook Available Now for Download

Former Basho Developer Advocate Mathias Meyer Authors a Comprehensive, Hands-On Guide to Riak (January 17, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Basho Technologies, the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies, today announced that former Basho developer advocate Mathias Meyer has completed Riak Handbook, a comprehensive, hands-on guide to Riak, Basho's industry-leading, open source, distributed database.

Riak Handbook begins by exploring the driving forces behind Riak, including Amazon Dynamo, eventual consistency and CAP Theorem. Through a collection of examples and code, Mathias' Riak Handbook walks through Riak's many features in detail including the following capabilities:

  • How to store-and-retrieve data in Riak
  • Analyze data with MapReduce using JavaScript and Erlang
  • Build and search full-text indexes with Riak Search
  • Index and query data using secondary indexes
  • Model data for eventual consistency
  • Scale to multi-node clusters in less than five minutes
  • Operate Riak in production
  • Handle failures in your application

Mathias Meyer is an experienced software developer, consultant and coach from Berlin, Germany. He has worked with database technology leaders such as Sybase and Oracle. He entered into the world of NoSQL in 2008 and worked at Basho Technologies from 2010 to 2011.

"We are excited that Mathias took on the endeavor to build a comprehensive book all about Riak," said John Hornbeck, vice president of client services, Basho Technologies. "Our customers and community will benefit from having a single source that covers everything from setting up Riak, to scaling out quickly, to operating and maintaining Riak. We have already seen strong customer interest in Riak Handbook, including many seeking site licenses to outfit their entire teams."

Riak Handbook is available for purchase at Single editions are available at $29/download. Site licenses are available for organizations implementing Riak for only $249.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile and e-commerce applications. Our flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability, and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80%. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA.

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