MongooseIM – Messaging Server that Scales

By Erlang Central | Published: March 8, 2013

MongooseIM provides a unique instant messaging solution when
massive volume is required. The growth of social media communication has
resulted in the fact that the ceiling is quickly reached when
successful projects take off. MongooseIM secures performance and
In this talk I present lessons
learnt when scaling messaging servers using common PC, cloud
environments or a dedicated data centre. I demonstrate what bottlenecks
we encountered and how to work around them in order to scale to millions
of users. I also explain why MongooseIM and Erlang are a good baseline
for building a custom messaging solution.
Talk objectives:
to educate about MongooseIM, which is built around proven technology
Jabber/XMPP, as well as discuss how to build a messaging solution, which
will scale to big numbers.
Target audience: People who know Jabber/XMPP or are interested in messaging servers.


  • Michal Slaski

    Captain Erlang
    Erlang Solutions

    Michal Slaski started programming in Erlang at the AGH - University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, when working on his Masters prototyping massively multiplayer online games. After graduating, he joined Erlang Solutions on key projects around the world. He is currently heading Erlang Solutions' new Krakow office in Poland, keeping the Erlang flag up high.

    Michal Slaski

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