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Akka vs Finagle: What are the differences?

What is Akka? Build powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.

What is Finagle? An extensible RPC system for the JVM. Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.

Akka and Finagle can be primarily classified as "Concurrency Frameworks" tools.

Akka and Finagle are both open source tools. It seems that Akka with 10.1K GitHub stars and 3.04K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Finagle with 7.16K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Akka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 76 company stacks & 57 developers stacks; compared to Finagle, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Akka
Pros of Finagle
  • 32
    Great concurrency model
  • 17
    Fast
  • 12
    Actor Library
  • 10
    Open source
  • 7
    Resilient
  • 5
    Scalable
  • 5
    Message driven
  • 4
    Fast
  • 3
    HTTP-friendly
  • 3
    Open Source

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Cons of Akka
Cons of Finagle
  • 3
    Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult
  • 2
    Closing of futures
  • 2
    No type safety
  • 1
    Very difficult to refactor
  • 1
    Typed actors still not stable
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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 Finagle?

    Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.

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      Kafka
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