Riak and Scala at Yammer

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What’s the best way to start off the week? With an awesome presentation from some very talented engineers about building a Riak-backed service.

This video, which runs about 40 minutes, was recorded last week at the San Francisco Riak Meetup and is worth every minute of your time. Coda Hale and Ryan Kennedy of Yammer give an excellent and in depth look into how they built “Streamie”, why Riak was the right choice, and the lessons learned in the process.

Presentation notes:

  • The PDF of the slide presentation can be viewed here.
  • Around the five minute mark Coda references a paper called “The Declarative Imperative: Experiences and Conjectures in Distributed Logic.” You can access that here.
  • If you are interested in talking about your Riak usage, get in touch with mark@basho.com and we’ll get the word out.

For more information visit Riak and Scala at Yammer

In this talk Coda Hale and Ryan Kennedy give an overview of “Streamie,” the Riak-backed notifications service they recently built and put into production at Yammer.