Big events are the bread and butter of the Gaming industry. Tentpole events like The Grand National and The FIFA World Cup require the infrastructure to take the load, and then cost and resource to efficiently scale back down again.
A Guide to Handling Massive Spikes & Loads
Based on the insights and experiences online betting & gambling insiders.
We have been developing Erlang based systems for bet365 - one of world’s largest online betting sites and for William Hill - UK’s largest bookmaker. Over the years, we gained great insight into the industry. Erlang is uniquely suited to address the biggest technological challenges of Online Gambling & Betting companies:
With support for millions of lightweight processes, Erlang allows you to build massively concurrent and fault tolerant applications very quickly. Erlang's functional paradigm makes program outputs much easier to predict, therefore easier to debug and analyse.
With its background in telecommunications, Erlang excels in handling message explosion and multiplexing – the generation of a cascade of messages out to individual users starting from a single event – a message cascade that can span hundreds of servers in a coherent way that maintains message delivery order.
Erlang’s concurrency, its no-shared memory architecture and built-in ‘fail and recover’ approach make it behave extremely gracefully and predictably under highly variable stochastic load. This makes Erlang ideal to build critical gambling and betting systems on.
Because of Erlang’s soft real time properties inherited from the telephony world, reactions to external events occur in microseconds, allowing for timely responses.
Erlang was open sourced in 1998, and it has a mature ecosystem and an active community whom you can ask for knowledge sharing.
SPEED & UP TIME
Erlang is designed for 24/7 applications allowing the dynamic upgrading of running production systems. With its built-in support for distributed code delivery you can upgrade a farm of servers from one host.
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