Comparison against DynamoDB

Evan Vigil-McClanahan emcclanahan at
Thu Apr 4 11:11:24 EDT 2013

I can't speak to the costing issues, as that isn't something I am
terribly familiar with, but at the moment, riak still has some
overhead issues with very small values.   There are upcoming
optimizations in the next major (1.4) release that should help.  What
issues did you run into?

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:06 AM, David Koblas <david at> wrote:
> Spent some time with the AWS folks the other day and was getting sold on
> using DynamoDB for some of our large Key Value store needs. However given
> the read/write economics of DynamoDB vs. Instance+Storage costs on Riak I
> was wondering if anybody has done a good thinking around where the cost
> inflections points are?
> Also before I go and benchmark things how does Riak perform with 2B entries
> which are < 1K in size, when I last did the benchmarks - just before 1.0 -
> there were a few issues.
> Thanks,
> David
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