Monday Mar 09, 2009

Involver.com - JRuby-on-Rails and GlassFish powering an online video marketing platform


Involver.com is an online video marketing platform that allows brands to build, promote, manage, and track video campaigns on social networks for targeted audiences. The platform is powered by Ruby-on-Rails, JRuby 1.1.6, and GlassFish v2 UR2.

Why not "pack of mongrels" ?

this deployment strategy wasn't an efficient use of resources, both human and machine. So we started to look at alternative solutions.

JRuby was chosen because

impressive strides the JRuby team was making with Rails compatibility

and

possibilities of integrating with Java.

and

the runtime pooling feature of JRuby would enable an elastic cluster of Rails environments, which meant we would only have the overhead of a full cluster during periods of high traffic

GlassFish was chosen over Tomcat and JBoss because

project was sponsored commercially by Sun & that the core team had a well-defined public roadmap and release cycle

and

high degree of community overlap between the JRuby & GlassFish projects

and

there were experts at the intersections of these tools

and

GlassFish Admin console played a large role as it shielded us from managing verbose XML configuration files

Read the detailed questionnaire here.

Learn more about Involver in this 4-part @scobleizer interview session:

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