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

Sergej Jurecko sergej.jurecko@REDACTED
Mon Jan 5 21:34:47 CET 2015

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. 


On 05 Jan 2015, at 17:28, xu xiut <xiut.xu@REDACTED> 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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