How and Why Mixpanel Switched from Erlang to Python

Python logo Real-time analytics company Mixpanel has posted an explanation on its engineering blog as to why the company switched the code of its API from Erlang to Python.

The Mixpanel team originally built the API server with Erlang and the framework MochiWeb because of the performance demands of running a real-time data service. However, the team lacked an Erlang expert and the code became difficult to manage over time.

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