Comparison against DynamoDB

Hector Castro hector at
Sun Apr 7 22:32:14 EDT 2013

>From past experience, DynamoDB costs are driven primarily by desired
request capacity (per table). If you're interested in a technical
comparison between DynamoDB and Riak, see the comparisons section [0]
on our docs site.



On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Evan Vigil-McClanahan
<emcclanahan at> wrote:
> 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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