Docker - Riak in Docker

February 21, 2017    docker riak

Riak was designed to be deployed and run on dedicated infrastructure, as opposed to containers or virtualization platforms.

Nonetheless, being able to quickly deploy a Riak cluster for testing and development purposes can be very useful.

I’ve created a repository today that enables the user to build Docker images for most versions of Riak KV, TS, and CS ever produced:

The dockerfile is relatively simple:

The script used to start the Riak service takes care of some basic configuration and then tails the logs:

Using these images, creation of a node becomes a breeze:

Then you can simply add enough nodes to make a five node cluster (and wait for them to come up):

And then join all the nodes together, plan, and commit!

Now you have a Riak test environment to test your apps against, woohoo!

Happy Coding!