Memory footprint

Wilson MacGyver wmacgyver at
Fri Oct 8 11:02:25 EDT 2010

Yes, it's only for the keys that the node is responsible for.  

On Oct 8, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Tony Novak <tony at> wrote:

> Quick question about Riak's memory footprint: I know that Bitcask
> requires all keys to fit in memory.  Does this mean only the keys that
> reside on a given node, or does each node hold the keys of the entire
> system?  I assume it's the former, but I just want to be sure.
> Basically what I'm trying to figure out is whether we should expect
> better performance from a cluster of N nodes with 2*M GB of memory
> each, or 2*N nodes with M GB each.

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