Fast-growing monitoring services company uses Riak to power real-time metric interrogation for enterprises worldwide
HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Basho Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry-leading distributed NoSQL database, today announced that Dataloop.IO, the fast-growing provider of infrastructure monitoring software for online services, has chosen Riak to underpin its metric-crunching cloud monitoring solution. With architecture required to scale to millions of metrics being generated every minute, Dataloop.IO selected Riak to support the analysis, visualization and interrogation of metrics as they arrive in real time.
Launched in late 2013, Dataloop.IO has already worked alongside some of the largest online services, including Rackspace, Blinkbox and Hive Home from British Gas, to develop its monitoring software. The software Dataloop.IO provides is an absolute necessity for services needing to ensure that infrastructure issues are identified, treated early and do not negatively impact users, which might prove detrimental to a company’s brand or revenue stream. Following the company’s launch, the Dataloop.IO team quickly identified the need for a reliable, flexible distributed database that would enable them to manage data quickly and efficiently.
“Monitoring is really a big data problem,” said Colin Hemmings, co-founder and chief architect of Dataloop.IO. “The challenge for our service is being able to collect, process, store and visualize billions of metrics every minute from thousands of customers. As a start-up offering these monitoring services it is vitally important Dataloop.IO works with a platform able to cope with the huge demand being placed upon it. Any losses in data or disruptions to the service would be hugely damaging to our growing reputation. Riak has given us exactly what we need.”
Basho developed Riak to offer businesses a highly-available, fault-tolerant, distributed database that ensures ultra-low-latency performance at any scale. Today, Riak is used by thousands of companies around the world. Working with Dataloop.IO, Riak hosts the huge amount of time-series data required, in addition to providing memory backing to prevent data loss and enabling the company to manage its complex event processing system. Riak’s scalability has proved invaluable, with the platform scaling up or down depending on the number of customers and servers, enabling Dataloop.IO to grow its client base without impacting performance.
“The Basho Riak database is perfect for companies like Dataloop.IO looking to expand already impressive client portfolios,” said Manu Marchal, managing director of Basho, EMEA. “The service provided by Dataloop.IO is fast becoming a necessity for organizations operating online, with even the slightest drop in performance proving costly from both a brand and financial perspective. Riak is more than capable of supporting the huge quantity of data and metrics being processed by Dataloop.IO, and we look forward to supporting its continued success and growth.”
Hemmings will be speaking at RICON 2014, Basho’s distributed systems conference, which brings together engineers, developers, architects, academics and industry thought leaders to discuss all things distributed systems. RICON 2014 is being held October 28-29, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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, the industry-leading distributed NoSQL database, and Basho’s cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast-growing Web businesses and by one third 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 24×7 Basho support. For more information, visit basho.com.