High number of Riak buckets

Luke Bakken lbakken at basho.com
Fri Sep 30 12:07:25 EDT 2016

Hi Vikram,

If all of your buckets use the same bucket type with your custom
n_val, there won't be a performance issue. Just be sure to set n_val
on the bucket type, and that all buckets are part of that bucket type.


Luke Bakken
lbakken at basho.com

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:42 PM, Vikram Lalit <vikramlalit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi - I am creating a messaging platform wherein am modeling each topic to
> serve as a separate bucket. That means there can potentially be millions of
> buckets, with each message from a user becoming a value on a distinct
> timestamp key.
> My question is there any downside to modeling my data in such a manner? Or
> can folks advise a better way of storing the same in Riak?
> Secondly, I would like to modify the default bucket properties (n_val) - I
> understand that such 'custom' buckets have a higher performance overhead due
> to the extra load on the gossip protocol. Is there a way the default n_val
> of newly created buckets be changed so that even if I have the above said
> high number of buckets, there is no performance degrade? Believe there was
> such a config allowed in app.config but not sure that file is leveraged any
> more after riak.conf was introduced.
> Thanks much.

More information about the riak-users mailing list