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Riak - web-shaped data storage system

Update: Short presentation NYC by Bryan Fink  demonstrating the riak web-shaped data storage engine

Riak is another new and interesting key-value store entrant. Some of the features it offers are:

  • Document-oriented
  • Scalable, decentralized key-value store
  • Standard getput, and delete operations. 
  • Distributed, fault-tolerant storage solution.
  • Configurable levels of consistency, availability, and partition tolerance
  • Support for Erlang, Ruby, PHP, Javascript, Java, Python, HTTP
  •  open source and NoSQL
  • Pluggable backends
  • Eventing system
  • Monitoring
  • Inter-cluster replication
  • Links between records that can be traversed.
  • Map/Reduce. Functions are executed on the data node. One interesting difference is that a list keys are required to specify which values are operated on as apposed to running calculations on all values. 

Related Articles

  • Hacker News Thread. More juicy details on how Riak compares to Cassandra, mongodb, couchdb, etc. 


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Reader Comments (5)

nice post! thanks

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterterc├╝me

Wha'ts web shaped about it? Object databases are web shaped.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlek

Riak is also going to be presented at the upcoming NoSQL East conference in Atlanta, GA. Basho (the people behind Riak) are actually sponsoring the conference as well. It will be a blast. A couple tickets still available http://www.nosqleast.com

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Williams


Didn't know where to post this but if the Useful products section can be more sub-categorized, it would be more easy to navigate.

Just a thought. Nice article btw.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeffery Blocer

I don't get why "nosql" is a feature...

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCosmin

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