True HA for RiakClient

Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Sat Mar 3 13:21:38 EST 2012

Howdy Philip,

This behavior varies from client to client. When a client doesn't support load balancing, many people have taken to using HAProxy or nginx to spread the load across an entire cluster. I believe OJ Reeves wrote an article long ago about this very subject. You can find it over at

I found another one over here:,-haproxy,-and-client-side-applications

I hope this helps!

Jeremiah Peschka, Managing Director, Brent Ozar PLF, LLC
Microsoft SQL Server MVP

On Mar 3, 2012, at 10:08 AM, Philip <flips01 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just created my first 3 node riak cluster and must admit that I'm
> stunned! However, it seems like the RiakClient is missing a really
> important functionality for HA software. AFAIK you can only specify a
> single server. I want to host a large riak cluster and a frontend
> cluster separately. Using a single server for connecting would be a
> huge single point of failure.
> Am I missing something?
> It would be nice if it would be possible to specify multiple servers
> and the clients automatically chooses a random server that's available
> from this list.
> Best Regards
> Philip
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