[erlang-questions] Is Erlang ideal for a global exchange?

xu xiut <>
Mon Jan 5 21:49:43 CET 2015


Jared, that's assuring.

Sergej, I am looking into this as well:
http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/CANVqfJFqAuBkP5dwG7q-uwnZFd_CMOy4Si5dD8aCCtGQqDw=KA@mail.gmail.com#CANVqfJFqAuBkP5dwG7q-uwnZFd_CMOy4Si5dD8aCCtGQqDw=KA@mail.gmail.com

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Sergej Jurecko <>
wrote:

> Erlang is most likely ideal for this use case. But if your first worry is
> scalability, then you are looking at it from the wrong direction. You need
> to start with your database. That is where the scalability issue is.
>
>
>
> Sergej
>
> On 05 Jan 2015, at 17:28, xu xiut <> wrote:
>
> > I am looking at using Erlang for an exchange. If I'm lucky, my
> transaction volume will be 100 - 150k day or about 4000 transactions/hour,
> about 1.5/sec At this rate, maybe Erlang wouldn't be necessary, however,
> would it be the case that Erlang provides better semantics surrounding
> failure compared to other languages and their ecosystems, and so, even then
> it would be a great tool choice?
> >
> > Is Erlang ideal for scaling out such an exchange? I wonder what is the
> minimum number of trades a second that would be difficult for erlang to
> process. I realize it's difficult to answer given the trade execution path
> isn't described, but it's the first question that comes to mind when I
> started thinking about the language of choice.
> >
> > Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed, and thank you for letting me
> share this here!
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