Riak Posts

Friday, February 18, 2011

If you have been following my posts about using Riak's map/reduce system to compute baseball statistics via the luwak_mr library, or if they're still sitting in your ‘read later’ pile, you may be interested in a presentation I gave yesterday on the same topic.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If you enjoyed my last post on the Basho Blog, about computing baseball stats using Riak's map/reduce, you may also enjoy my followup post about dealing with (or avoiding) records that have been split across block boundaries.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The luwak_mr tool I wrote about last weekend kept my imagination chugging this week. The result? I've learned a bit about baseball, and written code to compute batting average using luwak_mr (and Riak map/reduce, of course).

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

I was inspired, this weekend, by off-list discussion of Luwak and by Guy Steele's talk How to Think about Parallel Programming—Not!. The two seemed naturally attracted, and thus I created the luwak_mr module.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

You announce that you're visiting a foreign city, and suddenly your schedule is full of things to do there. ;)

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be speaking at no:sql(eu). I'll be covering Key-value stores and Riak. The talk should be a good overview of this [very] broad domain of datastores, as well as a closer look at a few unique features of some specific implementations.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Interested in Riak? Wondering about these "vector clock" things? Check out my latest post on The Basho Blog.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Announcing a screencast demonstrating basic setup and usage of Riak. Ben Ahlan's Video Code Chat hosts me as guest, and we dive right in with some Python examples.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

I presented Riak at the NYC NoSQL Mini-Conference on October 5, 2009. Slides, text, and video of my talk are now available.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Basho released Riak to the world last Friday. Riak is as simple as downloading it and hitting the HTTP interface. You can stop reading now and happily speak REST to it for the rest of your application's lifetime. If you're interested in more advanced features like field validation and link-walking, the rest of this post demonstrate those features by discussing the development of the demo application that comes with Riak.

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