Real-time card payments in Erlang
Card processing is a industry requiring backend systems of a certain type. Much like telecom infrastructure, it’s expected to deliver 24/7 all days of the year. Response times, scalability and fault-tolerance are critical elements in a successful backend system supporting real-time card transactions. What could be a better choice than Erlang?
At SumUp we enable card payments using mobile devices. When a purchase is made through our android or iOS apps, our Erlang backend handles the card processing. Fault-tolerance is our top priority. Downtime is out of the question.
Talk objective: Inspire use of Erlang in critical financial systems.
Talk audience: Developers and other professionals interested in mobile payments.
Gustav Simonsson Developer and Technology Enthusiast
Gustav Simonsson first came in contact with Erlang in 2009 and has since used Erlang professionally as a software consultant and developer. With experience from both small and large projects and some time at the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson, he now spends quality time building a scalable, high-reliability system for card payments at SumUp in Berlin.