Memory Requirements for Riak Search index (merge_index)

Alexander Sicular siculars at
Sat Jan 22 11:36:31 EST 2011

Without knowing exactly, I'm gonna go with yes. I happen to be under the impression that the merge_index_backend is a bitcask derivative. But I would love to hear otherwise from someone @basho.

-Alexander Sicular


On Jan 22, 2011, at 9:50 AM, Gordon Tillman wrote:

> Greetings All,
> It is my understanding the only backend that is compatible with Riak Search indexes is the merge_index_backend.
> I am wondering if merge_index backend has a similar memory footprint as bitcask; i.e., must the keydir structure for merge_index fit entirely in RAM as is the case with bitcask?
> Many thanks!
> --gordon
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