Riak 0.7 Released

David Pratt fairwinds.dp at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 18:10:31 EST 2009

Hi Brian. I appreciate the reply. It is most likely that I will  
experiment on a virtualized environment since these resources are  
available. I currently use Couchdb, so currently run Erlang. Couch and  
RIAK have difference characteristics. I have interest in using RIAK as  
a centralized key value store but interested in some possible  
interaction between CouchDB and RIAK also.

Many thanks.

On 23-Dec-09, at 4:21 PM, Bryan Fink wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM, David Pratt  
> <fairwinds.dp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Andy. This looks good. I am interested in Riak and have seeking  
>> some
>> basic recommendations for hardware. I am hoping for a reply so I can
>> consider a development and production setup.
>> http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2009-December/000253.html
>> Many thanks.
>> Regards,
>> David
> Hi David,
> Riak runs on all sorts of hardware.  Which is best for you will
> depend heavily on your application and its usage patterns.
> Just about anything that can run Erlang R13B03 will work, but a
> good default is some variety of Linux on x86 hardware.  The
> faster the disk and the more RAM, the better.  Mac OS works great
> for development, but likely won't be your best bet in production.
> Windows is not on our support radar.
> We have little experience with utilizing multiple disks per
> machine.  We see much potential for taking advantage of such
> situations (for example, possibly targetting individual vnodes at
> different disks), but support for them is not built into Riak
> yet.  It's a topic we'll be digging into soon.
> Performance on different virtualization products varies, but in
> general it's a good idea to avoid it.  Many of them introduce
> large latencies in disk access, which really dings performance.
> That's not to say that it doesn't work.  It's also not to say
> that you should avoid it.  Just, you won't get the absolute best
> performance form such a system.
> -Bryan

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