Riak Enterprise 2.0 enhances NoSQL database usability

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For organizations that deal with large quantities of data, the NoSQL database is a popular choice. However, it can present problems for traditional database programmers.

For this reason developers are always on the look out for ways to build applications more easily and unlock the potential of unstructured data. With the release of its latest Riak Enterprise 2.0, NoSQL specialist Basho is addressing these needs.

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The new version improves performance with a complete redesign of Riak Search, integrated with Apache Solr. The release also includes support for new distributed data types, enhanced configuration management and user security to enable faster development and simplified configuration. This new NoSQL database functionality provides enterprise application developers with enhanced usability and scalability for faster development of highly available, globally scalable applications.

"Our goal is to provide the most advanced NoSQL database system available that is innovative and constantly evolving," says Dave McCrory, CTO of Basho. "Riak is the only data platform supporting key value store, object storage and search. Riak 2.0 solves the usability issues that have slowed NoSQL developers for years. We have tightly integrated Solr, the popular high performance full text search platform and developed new data types that automatically address conflicts".

Among the new features in Riak Enterprise 2.0 are support for additional data types, plus updated searching enabling better integration with other software through client query APIs. Security is improved too with authorization and authentication now available to manage users and groups.

Configuration management is also simplified with information stored in an easy to parse transparent format. Tiered storage is available too so files can be optimized for low latency of the most accessed data.

Riak Enterprise 2.0 is available now, the technical documentation can be accessed on the Basho website and you can also request a trial license.

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