CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Basho Technologies, the leader in highly available, distributed data store technologies, announced today that Auric Systems International, a leader in merchant transaction processing solutions, relies on Basho's Riak to power its PaymentVault™ solution for PCI compliance. Riak was chosen because of the simplicity by which it replicates data, including stored encrypted credit card tokenized data, its ability to automate the aging of data, and its availability as open source. The solution was first deployed for Archway Marketing Services, the marketing logistics and fulfillment services leader for the Fortune 1000.

Using Riak, Auric is able to reduce the complexity of storing and replicating massive amounts of sensitive information. Auric also benefits from Riak's HTTP interface giving it the ability to not only use standard tools to talk to Riak, but position the database for automatic load balancing.

"We are thrilled with Riak's reliability and performance," said Raymond Cote, Auric's CEO. "We were up and running with the solution in no time, and can now tokenize and store millions of credit cards in mere hours, cutting down on cost and time for each project. The Basho engineers and developer advocates have truly become an extension of our own team, providing feedback and support throughout the implementation process."

"Archway is extremely satisfied with the PCI compliant solution provided by Basho Technologies and Auric," said Clay Perfall, CEO of Archway. "The safety and security of consumer data is critical to Archway and the clients we serve. We look forward to continuing to work together to protect our clients and their consumers by ensuring that their data is secure and reducing credit card fraud. Both Basho and Auric have been terrific partners to that end."

"Enabling a Level 1 PCI service provider like Auric to meet compliance standards is just another great use case for Riak and NoSQL distributed database technology," said Donald J. Rippert, president and CEO, Basho Technologies. "We look forward to maintaining a trusted partnership with Auric and delivering the high level of support needed to maintain its tokenization solution, while simultaneously protecting the brands of great companies such as Archway."

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About Auric Systems International

Headquartered in New Hampshire, Auric Systems International is a Level 1 PCI Service Provider that has been producing credit card and transaction processing applications since 1994. A pioneer of card-not-present payment software, Auric's software is deployed in businesses, organizations and nonprofits world-wide. To learn more about Auric Systems International visit

About Archway

Archway is a leading provider of marketing logistics & fulfillment services. Archway's solutions include fulfillment services, vendor management, digital print, print management, transportation management, consumer promotions, business intelligence and decision support. Each solution is designed to reduce the cost of marketing logistics, improve marketing execution and enhance the brand experience at every touch point of their clients' marketing initiatives. Archway has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies for three consecutive years. Archway has approximately 1,500 employees and operates 4 million square feet of distribution space in 13 major metropolitan areas in North America. Archway's growth has been fueled by capital funding provided by Tailwind Capital and Black Canyon Capital. For more information visit

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications. Basho's flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability, and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80%. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data. Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support.

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA. For more information visit or follow Basho Technologies on Twitter at

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