benchmark results on my $75/month 5 node cluster :)

Tom Santero tsantero at
Wed Oct 2 14:21:04 EDT 2013


Can you share your bb config? Is this against leveldb or bitcask? I'm
assuming leveldb, considering the limited RAM on these instances. If thats
the case, I suggest running your benchmarks for longer than 20 minutes
(i.e. several hours) if possible, just to get a feel for how well riak will
perform after a few rounds of compactions.

Lastly, do you plan on using these instances in production...or is this
just a sandbox environment?

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Alex Rice <alex at> wrote:

> Hey, something that is impressive about Riak is how well it performs
> even on  super low end cloud virtualization (unlike for example,
> couchbase, which hardly runs at all unless you have quad cores per
> each node)
> Having so much fun benchmarking, it's really distracting me from coding!
> the cluster : 5 nodes on Windows Azure cloud
> Ubuntu 12.04, Riak 1.2.4
> node are xsmall vm (1 shared cpu core, 768 mb ram)
> The xmall vms are only $15/month and they are not recommended for
> "production". but in a 5 node riak cluster, it's really nothing to
> scoff at!
> I suspect the main bottleneck is not the cpu or disk, rather I think
> it's the each xsmall node is allowed only 5Mbit/sec on the ethernet.
> Here is a basho_bench graph, if anyone feels like viewing it
> note the basho bench was running on a quad core machine on the same
> vlan with 5 workers.
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