Riak is an open-source, distributed, replicated, fault-tolerant, horizontally-scalable key-value database made by Basho Technologies. Sean Cribbs will cover Riak's major features, why you want to use it, strategies for integrating it into your infrastructure, and end with a live demo of deploying and manipulating a cluster in the cloud by Sean Carey.
Sean Cribbs joined Basho Technologies in March 2010 after three years as a freelance web developer, in the course of which he worked on numerous startups and open-source projects, including the popular Radiant content management system which is built with Ruby on Rails. Prior to that, he studied Music Theory and Composition at the graduate level and directed a chorus after receiving bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Music from the University of Tulsa. Sean brings his practical experience in building scalable web applications, passion for educating others, and broad theoretical knowledge of technical topics to the role of Software Engineer. He can often be found speaking at conferences and other events on Riak, and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.
Sean Carey (@densone) joined Basho Technologies in October 2011. Prior to Basho, Sean was an independent consultant. Some of his clients include BrightCove, Where, and Electronic Arts. Sean focuses on System Architecture, Engineering, and Configuration Management. When he's not working, you can find him at Cigar Masters in Boston, talking about technology and playing chess.