[erlang-questions] Erlang made the news (though not in a nice way)

Benjamin Tolputt btolputt@REDACTED
Tue Jul 7 06:58:48 CEST 2009

Eli Liang wrote:
> http://seekingalpha.com/article/147104-is-a-case-of-quant-trading-sabotage-about-to-destroy-goldman-sachs     
I wouldn't say that the news is all bad. As far as Erlang/OTP is
concerned, it is part of a vital distributed, high-speed,
high-reliability, high-income producing system put together for one of
the world's leading financial firms.

The fact it is buried in a story regarding regarding corporate
sabotage/theft shouldn't take away from the best part of the story for
Erlang. That is, a system put together using Erlang/OTP (amongst other
technologies) is so critical to the "low latency trading" operations of
Goldman Sachs that when it was shut down (for legal, not technical
reasons) - it removed the top trading financial form from first place in
the NYSE reports to non-existent!

What better reference in the financial industry could you ask for?


Benjamin Tolputt
Analyst Programmer

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