Introducing Riak, Part 2, Integrating Riak as a heavy-duty caching server for web applications

Using Riak as a caching server to help alleviate the load on application and database servers

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Simon Buckle

Date archived: May 15, 2019 | First published: May 15, 2012

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series about Riak, a highly scalable, distributed data store written in Erlang and based on Dynamo, Amazon's high availability key-value store. For websites with heavy loads, a scalable caching solution can lighten the load on the application and database servers. This particularly applies to data that is read often but updated only occasionally. Explore an in-depth example of an online betting site and how you can use Riak to implement a caching solution. You also will learn to integrate Riak with an existing website and look at other Riak features such as search and how to use it to directly serve user requests. You will need a working Riak cluster if you want to follow along with the examples. You can find the steps for setting up a cluster locally in Part 1 of this series.

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