Riak in 33 Seconds


By Erlang Central | Published: December 2, 2010



We would like to introduce Riak. This is a Dynamo-inspired key/value store that scales horizontaly and uses Map/Reduce as a query language. We are going to talk about its strengths and
weaknesses and discuss tradeoffs of using Riak compared to other databases (both relational and NoSQL). We will also describe Riak’s architecture and show it at work during the live demo.

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Speakers:

  • Krzysztof Goj

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    Erlang Solutions

    Krzysztof's IT-related interests vary from Natural Language Processing, Game Development, Programming Languages and their implementations and building tools
    that make him more productive to simple hardware design. He enjoys embedded programming and building scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems, which he does daily in his job as Systems Engineer at Erlang Solutions.

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    Krzysztof Goj
  • Michal Zajda

    Actor Model
    Erlang Solutions Ltd.

    Michal Zajda has always liked to be up-to-date with the latest technologies. In primary school he got interested in programming languages and years later decided to study computer science at the AGH - University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. Background of his studies is Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining. He tries to apply Erlang on these fields and build scalable systems. At present Michal works as Erlang Software Engineer at Erlang Solutions.

    Michal Zajda


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