BASHO HAS REVEALED more details about the latest version of Riak CS, its distributed object storage database software.
Riak began in 2008 as a NoSQL database before expanding into cloud based services. The open source Riak CS 1.5 and its commercial, enterprise version Riak CS Enterprise 1.5 have been designed to make it easy to access storage for a diverse portfolio of client data including broadcasting rushes, telecoms, streaming video and medium term storage of documents and photos.
Riak CS 1.5 brings added compatibility for Amazon S3 cloud with multi-object delete, put object copy and cache control headers, offering more flexible integration with content delivery networks such as streaming websites.
The garbage collection porcess has been improved with faster reaping of flagged objects, and the admin panels have been simplified, making it easier to administer activities such as monitoring, troubleshooting and cluster management.
Subscribers to the enterprise edition will, as well as receiving 24/7 service support, be able to use multi-clusters across different premises that link together under a single namespace, ideal for branches or territories to keep separate details.
The INQUIRER spoke with Basho VP of engineering Jon Meredith, who said that Riak CS 1.5 has evolved to reflect the needs of its customers. He said, "When we began we expected the majority of our data to be static, cold stored data such as archived documents and old photos. However the cloud has lent itself well to more agile information and this version reflects the needs of a wider variety of customer.
"We are very proud of our ability to provide low latency and high availability which is essential for areas such as financial processing". Meredith explained that in a LAN environment, Riak is capable of latencies below 1µs.
Basho has also been working with clients that use Riak for a variety of white label products, including ad-hoc filesharing and cloud storage services.
Both Riak CS 1.5 and Riak CS Enterprise 1.5 are available now. µ