Integrating Riak

Andy Skelton skeltoac at
Wed Nov 23 10:57:11 EST 2011

This is the answer I hoped not to read. You might call it a premature
optimization but I believe it is reasonable to try to create a
distributed Erlang app with Riak as a dependency.

I've been hacking on a Riak fork that twiddles the rebar and reltool
configs to shoehorn my own code into the same VM. That part is awkward
but not impossible.

I was hoping you'd say Basho was working on an easy way to include
Riak as a rebar dep without forking as I did.


On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:31 PM, David Smith <dizzyd at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Andrew Berman <rexxe98 at> wrote:
>> 4.  Does it make more sense to just install a riak package and use the
>> erlang pb client?  Seems like it would be less efficient especially since
>> these will live on the same machine.
> This is the preferred way to attack this problem. Separation of the
> functionality by O/S processes is appropriate and much easier to
> reason about in error situations. Loopback sockets to the PBs
> interface should be within a 1 ms of total request handling time.
> D.
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