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Add Riak NoSQL database to the Fedora repositories.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-08-20
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Fedora not only catches up recently with the other distributions in terms of available NoSQL databases and related software but overtakes almost all of them. Another one missing title is Riak.

Riak is a Dynamo-inspired key/value store, written in Erlang, that scales predictably and easily. Riak also simplifies development by giving developers the ability to quickly prototype, test, and deploy their applications.

A truly fault-tolerant system, Riak has no single point of failure. No machines are special or central in Riak, so developers and operations professionals can decide exactly how fault-tolerant they want and need their applications to be.

Benefit to Fedora

The installation procedure for Riak is quite complex. You need to grab sources from Git and install (in a specific order) about a dozen of packages each of them has their own set of dependencies which are also need to be resolved. AFAIK no other mainstream distribution provides the packages for Riak, so Fedora again will be the first one, who will enable simple installation of this NoSQL db. This in turn may attract people who still undecided which distribution whey should use.

(Note: From my internet-searching it does appear like it is available in other distros; we might want to revisit this section. --Rbergero (talk) 10:02, 18 September 2012 (UTC))


Some work was already done. However there is a lot of things to do:

Packaging in progress

Name Approved?
Riak Yes
erlang-riak_core Yes
erlang-lager Yes
erlang-webmachine Yes
erlang-mochiweb Yes
rebar Yes
erlang-getopt Yes
erlang-protobuffs Yes
erlang-lfe Yes
erlang-neotoma Yes
erlang-mustache Yes
erlang-riak_sysmon Yes
erlang-poolboy Yes
erlang-bitcask Yes
erlang-ebloom Yes
erlang-riak_kv Yes
erlang-merge_index Yes
erlang-sext Yes
erlang-edown Yes
erlang-basho_metrics Yes
erlang-eper Yes
erlang-gtknode Yes
erlang-riak_pipe Yes
erlang-eleveldb Yes
leveldb Yes
erlang-js Yes
erlang-riak_client Yes
erlang-luke Yes
erlang-luwak No/Postponed (OPTIONAL)
erlang-skerl Yes
erlang-cluster_info Yes
erlang-riak_err Yes
erlang-basho_stats Yes
erlang-riak_control Yes
erlang-riak_search Yes

How To Test

These simple examples must work as described after successful installation of Riak:

I'll provide more examples later.

User Experience

Users will be able to install Riak with only "sudo yum install riak" instead of reading large manuals, fetching sources from GitHub, compiling them, installing and fixing inevitable installation errors.


Adding riak doesn't break any already existing packages. It just adds several new ones. See the table above for the full list of dependencies and the current status.

Contingency Plan

None necessary.


Release Notes

Riak, a scalable and reliable data store written in Erlang, is available in Fedora 18.

Comments and Discussion