riak_core nodes on Heroku?

Jonathan Baudanza jon at jonb.org
Wed Jun 13 15:44:36 EDT 2012


Hi Jeff,

Dynos on Heroku don't have access to any permanent disk storage.  They can
read and write to /tmp, but that is not guaranteed to stick around.

Dynos are also restricted to only accept HTTP connections.  This would rule
out any ProtocolBuffer connections.


> Curious if anyone is able to use clustered nodes on Heroku using the
> Erlang buildpack [1]? Seems like it should at least be theoretically
> possible to launch new dynos that become part of your node cluster. How
> reliable/easy/hard is node communication on EC2?
> [1] - https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-erlang
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