Using Riak as cache layer

Yuri Lukyanov snaky at aboutecho.com
Mon Oct 1 08:57:20 EDT 2012


I suggest that you use http://www.couchbase.com/ (ex-membase)  instead
as a cache layer. It's faster but less reliable than riak, which is ok
for cache layer.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Pavel Kogan <pavel.kogan at cortica.com> wrote:
> Hi all experts,
>
> I want to use Riak for caching and have few questions:
>
> 1) How faster is using memory back-end over bitcask back-end (on SSD)?
> 2) If throughput satisfying, is there any reason to use more than two nodes?
> 3) When my memory reaches preset limit (lets say 4Gb) what is going to
> happen
>     on inserting the next element?
>     a) Random element will be dropped.
>     b) Oldest element will be dropped.
>     c) Next element insert will fail.
>
> Thanks,
>    Pavel
>
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