Tornado (web server)

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Original author(s) FriendFeed
Developer(s) Ben Darnell, Facebook, Bret Taylor
Initial release 2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Stable release
5.0.0[1] / March 2018; 5 months ago (2018-03)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Web server
License Apache licence 2.0

Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.[2] It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.[3]


Tornado is noted for its high performance. It tries to solve the C10k problem affecting other servers.


  • An asynchronous MongoDB driver called Motor.
  • CouchDB drivers called corduroy and trombi.
  • Asynchronous driver for PostgreSQL wrapping psycopg called Momoko

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