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What is Riak?

From Basho’s blog:

Riak is:

  • A Database
  • A Data Store
  • A key/value store
  • Used by Fortune 100 Companies
  • Used by startups
  • A “NoSQL” database
  • Schemaless and data-type agnostic
  • Written (primarily) in Erlang
  • As distributed as you want and need it to be
  • Scalable
  • Pronounced “REE-ack”
  • Not the best fit for every project and application
  • And much, much more…

So far I’ve heard only about Riak and Mozilla, Riak at, and this atypical Riak usage for a church kiosks, but no mentions of Fortune 100 company names. Anyone knows who are they referring to?

Update: please check the comment thread for more details. It looks like the Fortune 100 company Basho is referring to is Comcast.

Original title and link for this post: What is Riak? (published on the NoSQL blog: myNoSQL)