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Akka vs guava: What are the differences?

Developers describe Akka as "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. On the other hand, guava is detailed as "Google Core Libraries for Java 6+". The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.

Akka belongs to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while guava can be primarily classified under "Java Tools".

"Great concurrency model" is the primary reason why developers consider Akka over the competitors, whereas "Interface Driven API" was stated as the key factor in picking guava.

Akka and guava are both open source tools. guava with 32.3K GitHub stars and 7.22K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Akka with 9.99K GitHub stars and 3.03K GitHub forks.

Asana, Kifi, and ContentSquare are some of the popular companies that use Akka, whereas guava is used by Conceptboard, Zalando, and RELEX Solutions. Akka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 75 company stacks & 54 developers stacks; compared to guava, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Akka
Pros of guava
  • 31
    Great concurrency model
  • 16
    Fast
  • 11
    Actor Library
  • 10
    Open source
  • 7
    Resilient
  • 5
    Scalable
  • 5
    Message driven
  • 5
    Interface Driven API
  • 1
    Easy to setup

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Cons of Akka
Cons of guava
  • 3
    Mixing futures with Akka tell is difficult
  • 2
    Closing of futures
  • 2
    No type safety
  • 1
    Typed actors still not stable
  • 0
    Very difficult to refactor
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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 guava?

    The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.

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