Apache Thrift vs MessagePack: What are the differences?
What is MessagePack? A binary serialization format. 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.
Apache Thrift and MessagePack can be primarily classified as "Serialization Frameworks" tools.
Apache Thrift and MessagePack are both open source tools. Apache Thrift with 6.61K GitHub stars and 3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MessagePack with 4.71K GitHub stars and 426 GitHub forks.