Riak n00b questions

Eric Moritz eric at themoritzfamily.com
Mon Mar 14 11:48:42 EDT 2011

Here's a quick example of the map-highs-by-month query in the Riak Fast


Check out this link to get the goog.csv file that is used in that query:


Take a glance over the README for the Riak python client:


Let me know if you need more help,


On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Ishwar <ishwarsridharan at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Sean,
> Thanks for the quick response. I'll use load-balancers to distribute the
> load.
> >>2. My familiarity with erlang and Javascript is minimal. Would somebody
> answer if the following things are doable/advisable to do?
> >>     a. Most of the processes I want to run on the data are in python and
> php. Is it possible to call these processes from erlang/javascript?
> >>
> >It is not currently, but we are looking into the feasibility of supporting
> other languages.  However, I might say that if you're already doing Python
> and PHP, it would be worth your while (and not difficult) to learn
> JavaScript.
> We already have a whole bunch of processing on the data written in Python
> and PHP, and porting them to Javascript is (1) very tedious, and (2)
> Javascript does not support the required functionality. For example, we do a
> bunch of NLP analysis on the data.
> Given these, is it advisable if I expose these processes as webservices and
> call them from javascript/erlang?
> >     b. I've been looking for MapReduce tutorials for python client, but
> couldn't find any. Can somebody point to a sample MapReduce from python
> client, for example, to retrieve multiple records from Riak? (Given a set of
> keys [1,2,3,4], retrieve the records for these from Riak using MapReduce).
> >>
> >
> >I don't know of any, but we have a decent number of Pythonistas on the
> list. Hopefully one of them can help you out.
> Pythonistas, where art thou? :)
> --
> Regards,
> Ishwar.
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