Thursday, June 20, 2013

Turner Broadcasting System at RICON East

Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:01 AMTurner Broadcasting System at RICON EastBashoAlex Gutow

June 20, 2013

At RICON East, Basho's developer conference, we had dozens of speakers discussing distributed systems in production. These speakers included academics and developers from all different industries.

Brian Akins, Senior Principal Architect at Turner Broadcasting, spoke on "Large Scale Data Service as a Service," and discussed the challenges Turner faced serving data to millions of clients over HTTP for several large sites (including and

Brian's talk goes into the general architecture at Turner, the growing pains they went through, and why they ultimately decided on Riak. He also goes into details about how Riak is being used to power large events at Turner, such as the presidential election, CNN Breaking News videos, and March Madness. You can watch his talk below.

His slides are also available below:

For more videos from RICON East, check out the RICON East Archive. Tickets for RICON West (Oct. 29-30th in San Francisco) are also now available.


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