"Research into Key-Value Databases (Riak)"

Posted on Thu 24 October 2013 in development

A couple of weeks ago I came across a group at my work who had just started up going over the NoSQL Distilled book. This is a great introductory book to a lot of the ideas behind NoSQL and what makes it a more viable solution in some situations over a Relational Database.

In this post I am going to cover my experiences with Key-Value NoSQL databases, specifically using the Riak implementation (as selected in the book). Another key-value database that I will also cover (less than Riak) is Redis.

This post will have a number of subposts on the different areas of my use with Riak, to keep the information better organized and to make the post a little smaller.

Riak

  • Definition
  • Installation
  • API Usage
  • Scalling
  • Uniqueness

Redis

  • Definition
  • Installation
  • API Usage