redundant writers

Dan Reverri dan at
Tue Feb 15 14:57:16 EST 2011

Riak maintains a single value per key and provides mechanisms (vector
clocks) to detect/resolve conflicting values. In the proposed use case the
multiple copies would overwrite each other and Riak, by default, would
return a single value for a requested key.

Behind the scenes Riak determines the appropriate value per key using vector
clocks. More information about vector clocks is available here:


Daniel Reverri
Developer Advocate
Basho Technologies, Inc.
dan at

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at>wrote:

> Is riak suitable as a very reliable store where you have multiple feeds of
> streaming data that are at least theoretically identical?  That is, can you
> count on writing multiple copies with the same keys at the same time to do
> something reasonable regardless of cluster partitioning?  And is this a
> common usage scenario?
> --
>  Les Mikesell
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