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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Use couchdb as the data store for real-time chat room
Date Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:11:23 GMT
Erlang's speciality is lots of concurrent users.

We are planning to provide a native COMET mechanism, so clients can be  
notified as soon as documents they are interested are updated or  
created. The enhancements are for selective and near real-time  
replication features we are planning, but they will be useful for  
things like this too.


On Mar 14, 2009, at 8:36 AM, howard chen wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Sven Helmberger < 
> > wrote:
>> This sounds like it could be the main performance problem. I would  
>> expect
>> some form of COMET or even the long request pattern to improve your
>> performance.
> Yes, but we are serving many concurrent users, so I don't want to hold
> a persistence connection from the server to client. (we are using
> Apache2/pre_fork, mod_php)
> As since our polling interval is adaptive, is it quite easy to scale
> by adding servers currently.
> Howard

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