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.