Fwd: Riak CS

Mohan Radhakrishnan radhakrishnan.mohan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 00:04:54 EDT 2014

Thanks Kelly. Could you point out some practical use cases that Riak
supports in production systems ? I have viewed webinars and podcasts that
describe distributed computing patterns in detail.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 3:00 AM, Kelly McLaughlin <kelly at basho.com> wrote:

> Mohan,
> I might be a bit confused on what your intent is, but it sounds like your
> task is to download a large group of files from S3 for processing and you
> are considering Riak CS for that processing work. If that is the case I am
> not sure Riak CS is the right fit for that job. Riak itself has a map
> reduce system built into it, but that is not exposed by Riak CS. Currently,
> Riak CS is strictly for storage and not data processing. If that is your
> need you might be better off looking at tools built for data processing
> like Spark or Hadoop.
> Kelly
> On July 11, 2014 at 10:13:35 PM, Mohan Radhakrishnan (
> radhakrishnan.mohan at gmail.com) wrote:
> I thought the general idea floating in my ignorant mind can help. We have
> other storage systems apart from S3 like FTPS, HTTPS etc. I thought the
> task of crawling remote storage systems and processing files naturally lent
> itself to distributed MR jobs and a DFS.
> That is when I came across Riak CS.
> Thanks,
> Mohan
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Mohan Radhakrishnan <
> radhakrishnan.mohan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>              I came across the storage system discussion thread. We have
>> a requirement to download thousands of files from S3 for processing. Ours
>> is not a cloud storage system but a cloud access system.
>> Are there  qualities of Riak CS that can help us ? We want to download
>> part of a huge file and checkpoint if the connection breaks. File downloads
>> should be fault-tolerant when nodes go down.
>> Please bear with me if my question is basic. I don't work with
>> distributed cloud storage systems.
>> Thanks,
>> Mohan
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