[erlang-questions] Any advice to a Java webhost company about Erlang hosting?

Garrett Smith <>
Wed Feb 5 18:20:19 CET 2014


CloudBees supports running arbitrary stacks of software on our
platform. Erlang isn't a big customer ask as we are primary Java
focused (though Erlang runs all throughout our backend for managing
the system).

The Erlang support atm is not that visible - but I'd be very happy to
work with you personally to your apps working well. Ping me off life
if you're interested.

Garrett

On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Eric Moritz <> wrote:
> I'm a non-Heroku employee and I vouch for the ease of deploying Erlang on
> Heroku.  The current build pack is here:
>
> https://github.com/archaelus/heroku-buildpack-erlang it is up to R16B03.
>
> You're also free to set a custom buildpack via the `heroku` CLI which can be
> a fork of your project.
>
> The build pack is just a collection of bash scripts that are run inside an
> LXC container so you can customize it to your hearts content.
>
> For instance Tristan added a "make dialyzer" command to his build pack to
> crash the build if dialyzer fails:
> https://github.com/tsloughter/heroku-buildpack-erlang-dialyzer/blob/master/bin/compile
>
> The caveat with Heroku is nodes can't communicate with each other so
> distributed Erlang isn't available.
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, I was following the Heroku progress. It looks awesome to me.
>> But we are still stack with old, good AWS EC2...
>>
>> - Dmitry
>>
>> On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:57, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:
>>
>> I'm sure Tristan and Geoff will tell you, there is a buildpack that makes
>> it pretty easy to deploy Erlang applications on Heroku. It doesn't build
>> releases, but it does builds and deploys your project directly from a "git
>> push", which is pretty awesome.
>>
>> https://github.com/archaelus/heroku-buildpack-erlang
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> The release is extremely great feature, from my perspective.
>>> You can product "self" deployable packages with help of bash magic.
>>> This makes not needs to have Erlang pre-installend on any of the target
>>> machines.
>>>
>>> - Dmitry
>>>
>>> On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:49, Ivan Uemlianin <> wrote:
>>>
>>> Isn't (part of) the point of erlang releases that you don't need erlang
>>> pre-installed?
>>>
>>> Ivan
>>>
>>> --
>>> festina lente
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5 Feb 2014, at 12:44, Vance Shipley <> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 5, 2014 5:01 PM, "Loïc Hoguin" <> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Pardon my ignorance but what does a Java hosting company do exactly
>>> > compared to just getting a server?
>>>
>>> When I hear "Java hosting" or "Erlang hosting" I think of cloud
>>> environments which provide JVM or BEAM virtual machines (emulators) where
>>> you aren't bothered by operating systems. You pay for instances of the VMs
>>> and transactional bandwidth. This is what Google AppEngine provides for
>>> Java, Python and Go.  I've developed cloud services using Go on Appengine
>>> and it was wonderfully clean and simple.
>>>
>>> One future for Erlang may be the LING VM from http://erlangonxen.com
>>> which runs directly on the Xen hypervisor which is wicked cool. I've got big
>>> hope for this.
>>>
>>> But in practice I'm sure that it means Linux VMs with Erlang/OTP
>>> preinstalled.
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Sean Cribbs <>
>> Software Engineer
>> Basho Technologies, Inc.
>> http://basho.com/
>>
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