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Riak

A distributed, decentralized data storage system
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What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.
Riak is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
Riak is an open source tool with 3.8K GitHub stars and 566 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Riak's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Riak?

Companies
20 companies reportedly use Riak in their tech stacks, including Sentry, SendGrid, and Nutanix.

Developers
72 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Riak.
Pros of Riak
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High Performance
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High Availability
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Easy Scalability
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Flexible
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Strong Consistency
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Eventual Consistency
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Distributed
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Multi datacenter deployments
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Reliable

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Riak Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Riak?
Cassandra
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Aerospike
Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
Couchbase
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
Redis
Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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Riak's Followers
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