MongooseIM – mobile messaging platform with focus on performance and scalability

MongooseIM is a mobile messaging platform with focus on performance and scalability.

Designed for enterprise, it is fault-tolerant, can utilise the resources of multiple clustered machines, and easily scales for more capacity by simply adding a box or VM.

MongooseIM can accept client sessions over vanilla XMPP, REST API and SSE, as well as Websockets, and BOSH (HTTP long-polling).

As a platform, MongooseIM includes several server-side (backend) and client-side (frontend) components. The project provides a test suite, metrics, a load testing platform, and a monitoring server.

MongooseIM is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • XMPP Core: RFC 3920, RFC 6120:
    • In RFC 6120 there are 3 different strategies defined in case of a session conflict (same full JID). They are described in Conflict. MongooseIM always uses the 3rd option. It terminates the older session with a stream error.
  • XMPP Instant Messaging and Presence: RFC 3921, RFC 6121.
  • Client connections:
    • over TCP (with TLS/STARTTLS available) as defined in RFC 6120.
    • over WebSockets as defined in RFC 7395.
    • over HTTP(S) long-polling (BOSH) as defined in XEP-0124 and XEP-0206.
    • REST API.
  • Server/backend connections:
    • REST API.
  • Configurable database backends:
    • Transient:
      • Mnesia.
      • Redis.
  • Persistent:
    • RDBMS: MySQL, PostgreSQL, generic ODBC.
    • NOSQL: Riak KV, Cassandra.
  • Integration with third-party services.
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Erlang Solutions
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

MongooseIM is written in Erlang. Learn Erlang with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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