DistributedLog vs Gearman: What are the differences?
What is DistributedLog? High-performance replicated log service, by Twitter. DistributedLog (DL) is a high-performance, replicated log service, offering durability, replication and strong consistency as essentials for building reliable distributed systems.
What is Gearman? A generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes. Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events.
DistributedLog and Gearman can be primarily classified as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by DistributedLog are:
- High Performance
- Durable and Consistent
- Efficient Fan-in and Fan-out
On the other hand, Gearman provides the following key features:
- Open Source It’s free! (in both meanings of the word) Gearman has an active open source community that is easy to get involved with if you need help or want to contribute. Worried about licensing? Gearman is BSD
- Multi-language - There are interfaces for a number of languages, and this list is growing. You also have the option to write heterogeneous applications with clients submitting work in one language and workers performing that work in another
- Flexible - You are not tied to any specific design pattern. You can quickly put together distributed applications using any model you choose, one of those options being Map/Reduce
DistributedLog is an open source tool with 2.25K GitHub stars and 283 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DistributedLog's open source repository on GitHub.