Riak for streaming video

Hector Castro hector at basho.com
Thu Jun 26 15:28:08 EDT 2014


Hi Alex,

For this type of problem, you may want to look into Riak CS. [0] It is
an object storage platform built on top of Riak.

When you GET an object from Riak CS, you can specify a Range header to
get the object by its byte offset. [1]

--
Hector

[0] http://docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/
[1] http://docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/references/apis/storage/s3/RiakCS-GET-Object/#Examples

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Alex De la rosa
<alex.rosa.box at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> Imagine that I want to use Riak for a video service like Youtube and I save
> the video file in Riak... is there a way to stream the contents of 1 key? I
> know we can stream keys... but what about its content?
>
> It would be pretty troublesome to have to wait for the full data to be
> downloaded $bucket->get('myvideo') to be able to serve it... as they can be
> pretty big files.
>
> Is there any recommendation to store/get big files like videos? or it would
> be better to use some other system than Riak for the job?
>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>
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