Riak as Binary File Store

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Tue May 29 12:58:07 EDT 2012


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Vlad Gorodetsky <v at gor.io> wrote:

> I've read somewhere here on the mailing list that storing blobs that
> are more than 50KB isn't recommended.
> Is that correct? If so, is it something specific to storage backend?
>
>
Riak can probably handle objects up to about 10MBs. That said, depending on
your hardware and network, the functional limit is probably smaller than
that. Also, keep in mind n_val when writing large values. (i.e., 5MB with
an n_val of 3 = 15MB across the wire).

Mark


> ~Vlad
>
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Alvaro Videla <videlalvaro at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Like this perhaps: https://github.com/johnthethird/riak-fuse*cough* *cough*
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Shuhao Wu <admin at thekks.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> It'll be interesting if you can write a filesystem on top of Riak.
> >>
> >> That would be a cool project to see on github :P
> >>
> >> Shuhao
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Praveen Baratam
> >> <praveen.baratam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hello Everybody!
> >>>
> >>> I have read abundantly over the web that Riak is very well suited to
> >>> store and retrieve small binary objects such as images, docs, etc.
> >>>
> >>> In our scenario we are planning to use Riak to store uploads to our
> >>> portal which is a Social Network. Uploads are mostly images with
> maximum
> >>> size of 2 MB and typical size ranges between few KBs to few 100 KBs.
> >>>
> >>> Does this usage pattern fit Riak? What are the caveats if any?
> >>>
> >>> Thank you!
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