About the Talk
March 30, 2012 9:25 AM
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel 609 Sutter Street San FranciscoMarines’ Memorial Club & Hotel 609 Sutter Street San Francisco
In this case study, we'll describe how and why we ported Opscode's high-volume Hosted Chef API from Ruby/CouchDB to Erlang/MySQL and share insights on:
- Writing high-volume web APIs in Erlang with webmachine
- Scripting with gen_fsm to coordinate loosely coupled back-end systems during a datastore migration.
- Performance and operational comparisons between Ruby/Erlang and CouchDB/MySQL.
Talk objectives: Share our experience and results of porting a web service from Ruby to Erlang. Describe how we used Erlang to coordinate a datastore migration and the impacts of switching from CouchDB to MySQL. Discuss operations related characteristics of web services written in Erlang.
Target audience: Anyone considering writing or porting a web service to Erlang. Engineers interested in operational aspects of Erlang-based web services.