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Riak in Production: An Atypical Story

A non-enterprisey and non-twitteresque, but very interesting Riak deployment on a church’s kiosks:

Currently, we are running four Riak nodes (writing out to the Filesystem backend) outside of the three Kiosks themselves. I also have various Riak nodes on my random linux servers because I can use the CPU cycles on my other nodes to distribute MapReduce functions and store information in a redundant fashion.

Please note also the reduced complexity of bringing new kiosks up:

As I bring more kiosks into operation, the distributed map-reduce feature is becoming more valuable. Since I typically run reports during off hours, the kiosks aren’t overloaded by the extra processing power. So far I have been able to roll out a new kiosk within 2 hours of receiving the hardware. Most of this time is spent doing the installation and configuration of the touchscreen.

Atypical I’d say, but definitely exciting!

via: http://blog.basho.com/2010/04/20/riak-in-production---a-distributed-event-registration-system-written-in-erlang/