Akka vs. Erlang

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What is Akka?

Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.

What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.
Why do developers choose Akka?
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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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What are the cons of using Akka?
Downsides of Akka?

What are the cons of using Erlang?
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What companies use Akka?
94 companies on StackShare use Akka
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What tools integrate with Akka?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Akka
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Akka and Erlang?

  • RxJS - The Reactive Extensions for JavaScript
  • Netty - Asynchronous event-driven network application framework
  • Finagle - An extensible RPC system for the JVM
  • Orleans - An approach to building distributed applications in .NET

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