Riak Adoption - What can we do better?

Matthew Tovbin matthew at tovbin.com
Fri Apr 20 03:27:00 EDT 2012


Riak is one of the simplest KV stores I used so far. Almost zero learning
curve
and ease of setup makes it a great tool to start working with. Moreover,
later you
got rewarded by an outstanding stability and minimal maintenance  even at
large
scale.

So, the only obstacle I see in adoption of Riak lays in understanding the
general
datastore design principles using KV store, which probably is better to be
explained by thoughtful examples.

IMHO, it'll be nice for newbies to have an online live demo system(s)
populated
with some actual data and based on Riak <http://goog_1479527129> and
Webmachine<http://speakerdeck.com/u/jnewland/p/github-pages-on-riak-and-webmachine/>,
allowing playing
with
it both manually and programmatically.
Such demo will serve as display of applied Riak data design patterns.


-Matthew



On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 20:40, Jeremy Raymond <jeraymond at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for better online docs (wiki). I also don't read them anymore and
> also go to the source to figure out what to do or ask on the list.
> Also using the Erlang client.
>
> --
> Jeremy
>
> On Apr 19, 2012, at 11:31 PM, Daniil Churikov <ddosia at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I wonder why you all ask a book, when there is no any docs on most wanted
> > features at all, or they are outdated. E.g. to find how to use 2i
> queries in
> > erlang i dive into sources, not docs. I really like riak, but look for
> > example on mongodb docs, it is solid and useful, you could easily find
> any
> > topic you intresting in. Make it better for use and you will get what you
> > want.
> >
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