riak search and client support

Dan Reverri dan at basho.com
Wed Oct 13 21:32:08 EDT 2010

Hi Wilson,

Yes, you can search using the HTTP interface. For instance, the "search"
feature in the Python client just defines a map/reduce search input. The
map/reduce search interface is part of the standard REST API in Riak Search.
The wiki discusses search integration with map reduce here:


Daniel Reverri
Developer Advocate
Basho Technologies, Inc.
dan at basho.com

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Wilson MacGyver <wmacgyver at gmail.com>wrote:

> I want to make sure my understanding is correct.
> riak-search is a super set of riak. as such, any existing riak client
> lib (the java one for example),
> can "PUT" data into riak-search.
> but only PHP, Python, Ruby, and Erlang riak client can execute a
> "search" from within the client
> lib.
> However, you can always just perform the search using HTTP REST right?
> We use the java client most of the time for data injection.
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