Riak, Latency, And Distributed Systems

Legends Ballroom - Gleason-Roebling

Everything is distributed. Any engineer building a system that's running in production needs be aware that she is relying on a series of components, services, and processes that need to work together to deliver data to the customers. This is not easy, and the tools you pick to deploy will impact greatly your ability win users and increase revenue.

Riak is an open source, distributed database being used by companies like Comcast, AT&T, and GitHub in production. Like any database, it comes with a specfic set of tradeoff that make it suitable for a certain set of applications. In this talk, Tom will discuss Riak and the types of applications people are building on it with special attention paid to dealing with latencies in such a distributed system.

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Tom Santero is a Technical Evangelist for Basho Technologies, creators of the open-source distributed database Riak. In this role, Tom spends his time educating engineers and architects on all things Riak. Prior to joining Basho, he spent several years in the finance industry in equity sales and trading. Passionate about open-source software and technology, Tom has been programming for over a decade and in his spare time can be found building automated trading systems.