Basho Unveils Riak CS 1.4, Driving Distributed Cloud Storage Innovation for Public and Private Clouds

Basho Unveils Riak CS 1.4, Driving Distributed Cloud Storage Innovation for 
Public and Private Clouds 
New Release Adds OpenStack Integration, Simplifies Management, and
Boosts Multi-Datacenter Replication Speed 
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/13 --  Basho Technologies,
the leader in distributed systems software, announced today the
availability of Riak CS 1.4 and Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise. Riak CS 1.4
continues Basho's commitment to provide cloud storage software that
is simple to operate, highly available by design, and compatible with
industry cloud standards. Riak CS is used by organizations worldwide
to power their public and private clouds. 
Riak CS 1.4 introduces formal integration with OpenStack, provides
enhanced performance and manageability, includes community requests,
and improves performance at scale. Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise
significantly boosts the performance of multi-data center replication
by allowing for concurrent channels, so the full capacity of the
network and cluster size can scale the performance to available
"Riak CS is seeing impressive market adoption, especially from
service providers looking to increase their portfolio offering with
large object storage," said Greg Collins, president and CEO of Basho
Technologies. "This release continues our commitment of providing
simple and accessible cloud storage for a broad range of cloud
computing platforms and use cases. With the addition of OpenStack
integration and significant performance improvements, Riak CS 1.4
also appeals strongly to enterprises building their own object
storage or adopting a hybrid-cloud deployment methodology." 
"Object storage is quickly becoming a foundational platform
capability for cloud providers and large enterprises to meet the
rapidly growing surge in demand to store more data," says Simon
Robinson, vice president of storage research at 451 Research. "Riak
CS continues to see greater adoption in public and private clouds.
Riak CS's tighter integration with OpenStack is certain to be another
catalyst for Basho. OpenStack users gain a very capable storage
alternative to Swift, OpenStack's object storage platform." 
"Yahoo! JAPAN has been using Riak CS for over a year to power our
public cloud storage platform," said Shingo Saito, cloud product
manager at Yahoo! JAPAN. "Riak CS is also used by LOHACO, for its
on-line shopping platform, operated by ASKUL Corporation, Yahoo!
JAPAN partner, and by some of the largest companies in Japan. We are
excited to continue to partner with Basho and look forward to
deploying Riak CS 1.4." 
"Redapt is excited to work with Basho to help customers address
distributed object storage needs within OpenStack environments," said
David Cantu, co-founder and COO at Redapt. "Redapt's mission is to
enable leading service providers, enterprises, and web centric
companies with the ability to achieve the numerous economic and
operational benefits of private cloud computing. With the Riak 1.4
announcement, Basho is helping us deliver on that commitment for our
customers with proven distributed cloud storage software that is now
more finely tuned for integration with OpenStack." 
"Businesses have a range of object storage needs and our partnership
with Basho helps us easily address even the most complex scenarios in
our public cloud," said Jared Wray, CTO of Tier 3. "Our global data
center footprint enables businesses of all sizes to adopt object
storage for a variety of use cases including: cloud-native and
cross-device apps, backups and archives, and secure file transfer.
The improved performance and simplified operations available with
Riak CS 1.4 continue to help our customers simply scale to meet
operational demand." 
Major Feature Additions of Riak CS 1.4 include:  

--  Built-in integration with OpenStack. Riak CS 1.4 introduces support
    for OpenStack's Keystone authentication service and introduces
    compatibility with OpenStack Object Storage API.
--  Improved performance of large bucket query operations. Secondary
    indexing pagination, introduced with Riak 1.4, allows for significant
    performance improvements of large bucket query requests.
--  Simplified operational management. Improvements to the User API allow
    operators greater flexibility in managing Riak CS user information,
    while also improving the agility and responsiveness of Riak CS.
--  Decreased bandwidth for object block retrieval. Changes to how Riak CS
    handles object block retrieval will decrease intracluster bandwidth by
    67% and improve download performance.

Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise adds the following: 

--  Enhanced multi-site replication performance. Riak CS 1.4 Enterprise
    allows for concurrent channels of communication between clusters,
    which greatly enhances the capability for replication by taking
    advantage of all the network's available resources.

Riak CS 1.4 is available for Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Mac, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, Fedora, SmartOS, and Solaris.  
To view the latest technical documentation or to download Riak CS,
To view a feature comparison with OpenStack Swift, visit 
To view a feature comparison with EMC Atmos, visit 
To request a trial license of Riak CS Enterprise, prospective
inquiries can request a Riak CS Tech Talk at 
About Basho
 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 over 25 percent 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 24x7
Basho support. For more information, visit Basho is
headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in London,
San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington DC. 
Contact Information: 
Alex Gutow
Basho Technologies
Morgan Mathis
Highwire PR
415-963-4174 x37 
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