NoSQL Database Religion: Comparing Riak to Others

Comparing database approaches is a religious thing so I have been looking at the different uses cases and solutions available.  I’ll be reporting more on them here over the next few months.  In the meantime I found a great post by the folks at Basho worthy of a highlight here on

On Basho’s wiki they compare Riak to the other competing choices and wanted to share it here.

The NoSQL space, as well as the database space in general, is growing ever-crowded. Because of this, we often find ourselves answering very high-level questions from developers, prospects, and customers along the lines of, “How does Riak compare to this database?” or “What is the main difference between your replication strategy and this NoSQL Database?”

Here is a brief and objective comparisons of Riak to other databases (the competition.

John Furrier

John Furrier is founder, co-CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SiliconANGLE, a new media company covering the intersection of computer science and social science. Furrier is also the co-founder and CEO of CrowdChat a social media platform for large-scale group conversations over hashtags. In addition to SiliconANGLE John runs Broadband Developments a private incubator and investment firm for creating new startups. Furrier lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and four children.


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