Friday, 11 July 2008

Amazon making heavier use of Erlang

Popular on-line retailer Amazon.com 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.