Riak Recap for August 4 - 15

Mark Smith mark at bumptechnologies.com
Tue Aug 21 20:22:52 EDT 2012

> Thanks for the script! We've been using it for a couple of months already
> and it seems to be doing ok.

Awesome! :)

> But my current concern is - how can we measure the performance impact of
> calling "/stats/" on Riak nodes prior to 1.2?
> Maybe it is better to use the suggested scripts
> (https://github.com/basho/riak_nagios/) ?

I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that Basho's scripts are
going to be "nicer" to your Riak nodes. We've been polling the stats
page on our Riak nodes at the rate of about once-every-10-seconds for
almost a year now with no visible performance problems, so I'm
comfortable saying that the stats JSON doesn't cause any real

That said, use whatever fits your needs. Basho's scripts don't (yet?)
let you alert based on latencies, sibling counts, object sizes, or how
many nodes you've lost from your cluster. If they complete that
functionality, I'd be happy to switch over to using the official
scripts. :)

Mark Smith // Operations Lead
mark at bumptechnologies.com

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