Scaling HTTP Connections

Benoît Chesneau
Web Craftsman

Summary of the different techniques found to scale client HTTP connections in Erlang. This talk will show how to distribute the connections, reduce the memory usage when making a request or fetching a response and also how to reuse and monitor the connections efficiently.

Talk objectives: Summarise the different techniques used to reduce the memory usage in Erlang and present different ways to handle massive clients connections efficiently.


Benoît Chesneau is a software craftsman, living near Paris. He has years of experience in building small and big-scale database backend websites. He is the founder of a company building innovative web services and open-source applications. Benoît Chesneau is also the founder of the Refuge and Barrel projects, the author of Gunicorn and multiple other opensource projects in Python and Erlang.

GitHub: benoitc

Twitter: @benoitc

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