Riak 0.7 Released
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.
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
>> basic recommendations for hardware. I am hoping for a reply so I can
>> consider a development and production setup.
>> Many thanks.
> 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.
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