Amazon DynamoDB and other cloud-based NoSQL stores might want to take a look at the competitive new features that Riak Cloud Storage is offering in version 1.4, which was released this week. Here's four main highlights from the non-fluff news release that Basho sent me:
- Integration with Keystone Authentication: Riak CS 1.4 supports OpenStack’s Keystone authentication service, which allows for a more seamless experience when sharing user credentials across the two services.
- Compatibility with the OpenStack Object Storage API: OpenStack users can integrate Riak CS 1.4 for object storage in an OpenStack deployment.
- Improved Users API: These improvements give operators greater flexibility in managing user information, while also improving the agility and responsiveness of Riak CS.
- Enhanced multi-datacenter replication: Replication performance is improved through increased storage efficiencies and multiple TCP connections between clusters.
My contact at Basho says that Riak CS's main selling points are Amazon S3-compatibility, high availability, operational simplicity, and ease-of-scale.