Tag Archives: Riak

Redis vs Riak vs Memcached vs DynamoDB – A NoSQL Comparison

When four key value data stores each claim well-known enterprises and organizations as users, it’s probably because they each have something to offer – and something different in each case. Choosing between them will depend on individual requirements or constraints. The starting points are these: Redis is in-memory with configurable trade-off between persistency and performance Riak is a distributed, fault-tolerant ... Read More »

Review of Riak – A Key-Value Store

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Riak started life as an engine for a Salesforce automation venture and in 2009 Basho Technologies, the creator of Riak, made it an Open Source application.  Riak has been designed with Amazon’s Dynamo database and the CAP theorem (Consistency-Availability-Partition Tolerance). This has led to its capabilities of fault tolerance through automatic data replication and distribution across clusters of systems. Like ... Read More »

Guide to Key-Value Stores – NoSQL Explained

The information world has changed. Those neatly packaged rows and columns of conventional relational databases are no longer the be-all and end-all of data management. In this cyber-age, NoSQL databases now go boldly where relational databases cannot; yet where businesses and users must. NoSQL (or in fact, ‘NoRel’ for ‘not only relational’) databases are Big Data friendly. They can handle ... Read More »