Case Study: Engineer, Global 500 Retail Company


This case study of a Global 500 retail company is based on a October 2014 survey of Riak customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Riak does what it does super well. It provides us with a super fast, scalable, reliable persistent storage system. And the support that Basho provides has been extremely responsive and very helpful.”


  • Chose a new (NOSQL) database technology over a legacy relational database (RDBMS) for the following reasons:
    • Required a solution that would scale more easily
  • Chose to use Riak for the following reasons:
    • To meet performance and QoS SLAs
    • To meet scalability requirements
    • To support business growth expectations
    • To support higher uptime SLAs
    • For the simplicity of operations (fault tolerance, ease of management, stability)

Use Case

  • Evaluated the following vendors/products before purchasing Riak:
    • Cassandra/Datastax
    • MongoDB
  • Has been using Riak for over 36 months.

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