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Instant Vert.x by Simone Scarduzio

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About the Author

Simone Scarduzio is a backend software engineer at MPme, a mobile music startup based at the heart of "silicon roundabout" in London. His current quest is to make the MPme music search and recommendation engine as feature-rich and snappy as possible.

At MPme, it is a functional requirement for the core services to respond with a very low latency, regardless of the traffic. If this constraint were not respected, the system would send irrelevant recommendations to the clients. In terms of systems architecture, this means everything needs to scale horizontally. That's why, any mobile client connecting to MPme, actually connects to a Vert.x application.

The use of Vert.x at MPme is massive and growing: reverse TCP proxies, Web radio ...

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