Mozilla has previously published about their detailed plan and extensive investigation into Cassandra, HBase, and Riak that led to choosing Riak. This time they are publishing some extensive Riak benchmark results (against both Riak 0.10 and Riak 0.11 running Bitcask) — they are using Riak benchmarking code, included in the list of correct NoSQL benchmarks and performance evaluations solutions. Both the results, their analysis , and interpretation are fascinating.
Our goal in running these studies was, simply put, no surprises. That meant we needed to run studies to that profiled:
- Stability, especially for long running tests
- Performance when we introduced variable object sizes
- Performance when we introduced pre-commit hooks to evaluate incoming data
I guess Mozilla Test Pilot is one of the Riak’s most interesting case studies.