Developed in partnership with Basho Technologies and inspired by Dynamo, Riak SmartMachines are scalable, fault-tolerant, open source key/value database servers intended to be the primary data storage mechanism in production applications.
Riak images scale elastically and horizontally, allowing you grow your cluster from 3 nodes to 10 nodes to 100 nodes and beyond -- while your cluster is running. In addition to more storage space with added nodes, Riak images deliver a linear increase in processing power.
Riak images are:
Built to operate in highly distributed environments, such as the cloud.
Master-less - no single point of failure.
Automatic data replication and read/write across all live nodes.
Highly fault-tolerant due to its distributed nature
Highly available for use in read and write-intensive web applications.
Instantly scalable by adding a node to a cluster - with no downtime.
Incredibly stable and trusted by some of the world’s largest companies
Built-in, robust MapReduce engine for deep, complex queries
Delivered with full-featured client libraries for, Java, PHP, Python, Erlang, and Ruby