Dynamic Dynamos: Comparing Riak and Cassandra

Amazon’s Dynamo paper has turned out to be one of the main catalysts for the NoSQL movement, with two of it’s most famous implementations being the open source databases Riak and Apache Cassandra.

In this talk, a committer on the Apache Cassandra project branches out from Java-land to explore the Riak view of the Dynamo landscape, and will compare and contrast the two systems. Further, as I work for one of the largest Apache Cassandra users on the internet, I’ll hypothesize how Riak could be used at Netflix from both a data modeling standpoint as well as operating in a cloud-based environment.