A Massively Scalable Architecture For Instant Messaging & Presence

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


This paper analyzes the scalability of Instant Messaging & Presence (IM&P) architectures. We take a queueing-based modelling and analysis approach to find the bottlenecks of the current IM&P architecture at the Dutch social network Hyves, as well as to analyse three alternative architectures: evolutionary partitioning, aggregated, batched presence updates and presence subscriptions. We use the Hierarchical Evaluation Tool (HIT) to create and analyse models analytically. Based on these results, we recommend a new architecture that provides better scalability than the current one. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.




Schippers, J., Remke, A., Punt, H., Wegdam, M., & Haverkort, B. (2010). A Massively Scalable Architecture For Instant Messaging & Presence. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 261(C), 109–130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.entcs.2010.01.008

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free