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Apache Thrift vs Erlang: What are the differences?

What is Apache Thrift? Software framework for scalable cross-language services development. The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages.

What is Erlang? A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. 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.

Apache Thrift belongs to "Serialization Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Erlang can be primarily classified under "Languages".

Apache Thrift and Erlang are both open source tools. Erlang with 7.7K GitHub stars and 2.09K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Thrift with 6.42K GitHub stars and 2.94K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Erlang has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Apache Thrift, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is Apache Thrift?

The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages.

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.
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        What are some alternatives to Apache Thrift and Erlang?
        gRPC
        gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
        Protobuf
        Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
        REST
        An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
        Avro
        It is a row-oriented remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache's Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format.
        MessagePack
        It is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it's faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one extra byte in addition to the strings themselves.
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        Decisions about Apache Thrift and Erlang
        StackShare Editors
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        Erlang
        Erlang
        Elixir
        Elixir
        Consul
        Consul

        Postmates built a tool called Bazaar that helps onboard new partners and handles several routine tasks, like nightly emails to merchants alerting them about items that are out of stock.

        Since they ran Bazaar across multiple instances, the team needed to avoid sending multiple emails to their partners by obtaining lock across multiple hosts. To solve their challenge, they created and open sourced ConsulMutEx, and an Elixir module for acquiring and releasing locks with Consul and other backends.

        It works with Consul’s KV store, as well as other backends, including ets, Erlang’s in-memory database.

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        Sebastian Gębski
        Sebastian Gębski
        CTO at Shedul/Fresha · | 7 upvotes · 33.3K views
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        AppSignal
        AppSignal
        Hex
        Hex
        Credo
        Credo
        Erlang
        Erlang
        Phoenix Framework
        Phoenix Framework
        Elixir
        Elixir

        Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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        How developers use Apache Thrift and Erlang
        Avatar of Analytical Informatics
        Analytical Informatics uses ErlangErlang

        The central business logic and ETL engine is written in Erlang.

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        Mathias Vonende uses ErlangErlang

        Very nice programming language, used for backend integration.

        Avatar of Ryan Jennings
        Ryan Jennings uses ErlangErlang

        foundation VM for phoenix framework

        Avatar of Software Joint
        Software Joint uses ErlangErlang

        Cowboy web server serves content

        Avatar of KongHack Inc.
        KongHack Inc. uses ErlangErlang

        Custom plugins for ejabberd

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