Some Missing Features

Madireddy Samuel Vijaykumar mad.vijay at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 21:43:57 EST 2010


Thanks Justin,

That was really helpful.

Sam
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On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Justin Sheehy <justin at basho.com> wrote:

> Hello, Sam.
>
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM, Madireddy Samuel Vijaykumar
> <mad.vijay at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I was going through this http://basho.com/enterpriseds.html and you seem
> to
> > say that "Masterless multi-site replication " is not available in the
> > opensource/community edition. Could some please elaborate what that
> actually
> > means?
>
> I'd be happy to.
>
> The Riak core (open source) is designed for clusters of servers that
> are all reasonably  close to each other, with predictable and similar
> latency of communication.  Riak Enterprise also includes long-haul
> cluster-to-cluster bidirectional replication.  This uses a different
> means of communication and reconciliation than the in-cluster data
> transfers, because communication across the internet is very different
> from on a local network and also because the replication is an
> entirely automated process, not part of the user API/request-loop.
>
> This allows our customers to not only have Riak's high-availability
> features within a cluster, but to easily get analogous
> high-availability features across multiple datacenters.
>
> -Justin
>
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