Friday, 11 July 2008

Amazon making heavier use of Erlang

Popular on-line retailer was founded in 1994, posted their first profits in 2002 and have now asserted themselves as one of the world's largest booksellers. Amazon recently announced their second large-scale development using Erlang.

Amazon's internal Simple Queue Service (SQS) was their first Erlang venture.

The SimpleDB high-performance database is Amazon's latest Erlang venture, a web service for running queries on structured data in real time.