eBay chooses Node.js as the runtime stack in ql.io: a data-retrieval and aggregation gateway for HTTP APIs

November 30, 2011 - by brauneric

Today eBay announced their release of ql.io, a declarative, evented, data-retrieval and aggregation gateway for HTTP APIs.

Subbu Allamaraju, an Architect at eBay, explains, "Through ql.io, we want to help application developers increase engineering clock speed and improve end user experience. ql.io can reduce the number of lines of code required to call multiple HTTP APIs while simultaneously bringing down network latency and bandwidth usage in certain use cases."

Subbu goes on to provide many impressive early ql.io benchmarks along with some highlights from their experience in using JavaScript and Node.js as their language and runtime stack. These are impressive testimonials on expediting development cycles while boosting connection scale and speed at massive rates. This also provides valuable insight into the rapidly emerging Enterprise decision to choose Node for large-scale production applications.