|[August 05, 2014]
Basho Introduces Riak CS 1.5
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
the creator and developer of Riak,
the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today introduced Riak
CS 1.5 and Riak CS 1.5 Enterprise, Basho's distributed object storage
software. Riak CS (Cloud Storage) is open source software built on top
of Riak, used to build public or private clouds, or, as reliable storage
to power applications and services. Riak CS 1.5 delivers new features
that improve operation, performance and scalability. Basho continues to
offer enterprise-class features in Riak CS Enterprise, which includes
multi-datacenter replication, world class 24 by 7 support and flexible
Companies dealing with large amounts of unstructured data like videos,
images and documents are adopting cloud object storage so that data is
highly available through a seamlessly scalable architecture. Businesses
in industries such as broadcasting and telecommunications are relying on
stability, integration functionality and performance of Riak CS to
efficiently store, organize and access data while making it simple to
"We offer our customers affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions
built on Basho's Riak CS," said Makoto Oya, vice director of IDC
Frontier. "The enhanced Amazon S3 compatibility and ability to scale
well into the multi-petabyte level in Riak CS 1.5 will help us better
support the rapid growth we are seeing in our storage business."
Corp, a cloud data center service headquartered in Japan, uses Riak
CS for its cloud service called Dream Cloud® and is looking to achieve
further cost efficiency thanks to the increased scalability capabilities
in Riak CS 1.5.
"Cloud-based object storage is ideal for storing our customer's growing
business-critical data, and we have relied on the excellent performance,
cost efficiency and high reliability of Riak CS for the I-NET (News - Alert) Dream
Cloud®," said Tsutomu Taguchi, senior managing director, business group
of I-NET Corp. "Riak CS already provides us with high availability and
now that Riak CS is further optimized to scale, we believe that Riak CS
1.5 delivered by Basho will drive even higher adoption of Dream Cloud®."
New features enhance performance for object storage to store
increasing amounts of data worldwide
Basho delivers new functions in Riak CS that include:
Additional Amazon S3 compatibility: Expanded storage API
compatibility with S3 includes features such as multi-object elete,
put object copy, and cache control headers for more flexible
integration with content delivery networks (CDNs).
Performance improvement in garbage collection process:
Delivered especially for customers with high rate of object updates
and deletes, Riak CS now more quickly reaps objects flagged for
New, simplified administrative features: New and consolidated
admin features make organizational tasks easier for activities such as
cluster management, monitoring and troubleshooting.
Multi-cluster support: Technology preview for increased
scalability of Riak CS Enterprise by allowing multiple Riak clusters
to reside under a single CS namespace, thereby expanding the maximum
capacity of a single cluster.
"Providing the strongest key value solution and object store means
responding to customer needs and demands attentively," said Dave
McCrory, CTO of Basho. "With Riak CS 1.5 Enterprise, new features are
delivered as requested by our customers. We are committed to make it
easier to consume cutting edge versions of Riak and will continue to do
this by executing a more iterative approach in how we release Riak."
Availability and Pricing
Riak CS 1.5 is available immediately for Debian, Ubuntu (News - Alert), FreeBSD, OS X,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, SmartOS and Solaris. To view the
latest technical documentation or to download Riak CS, visit
Basho delivers customized packages for its commercial software, Riak
Enterprise and Riak Enterprise Plus, with health checks, as well as
options for project-based Professional Services engagements. Full
pricing details of Basho commercial software are at http://basho.com/riak-enterprise/#pricing.
To request a trial license of Riak CS Enterprise, prospective inquiries
can request a Riak CS Tech Talk at http://info.basho.com/SignUpRiakTechTalk.html.
About Basho Technologies
Basho is a distributed systems company dedicated to making software that
is highly available, fault-tolerant and easy-to-operate at scale.
Basho's distributed database, Riak,
and Basho's cloud storage software, Riak
CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by one third of the
Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications
and their public and private cloud platforms.
Riak and Riak CS are available open source. Riak Enterprise and Riak CS
Enterprise offer enhanced multi-datacenter replication and 24×7 Basho
support. For more information, visit basho.com.
Basho is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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