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Dropwizard vs Tornado: What are the differences?

What is Dropwizard? Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services. Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.

What is Tornado? A Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed. By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

Dropwizard and Tornado can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Quick and easy to get a new http service going" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Dropwizard, while over 34 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Tornado.

Dropwizard and Tornado are both open source tools. Tornado with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Dropwizard with 7.25K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.

Facebook, TravelPerk, and Zalando are some of the popular companies that use Tornado, whereas Dropwizard is used by Rent the Runway, Yammer, and Upwork. Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Dropwizard, which is listed in 51 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

What is Dropwizard?

Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.

What is Tornado?

By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.
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Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Play
Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Dropwizard Metrics
It is a Java library which gives you insight into what your code does in production. It provides a powerful toolkit of ways to measure the behavior of critical components in your production environment. It provides you with full-stack visibility.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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Node.js
Node.js
Python
Python
MySQL
MySQL
Memcached
Memcached
nginx
nginx
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ
Redis
Redis
Django
Django
Tornado
Tornado
Varnish
Varnish
HAProxy
HAProxy

Around the time of their Series A, Pinterest’s stack included Python and Django, with Tornado and Node.js as web servers. Memcached / Membase and Redis handled caching, with RabbitMQ handling queueing. Nginx, HAproxy and Varnish managed static-delivery and load-balancing, with persistent data storage handled by MySQL.

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SpreadServe uses TornadoTornado

SpreadServe's RealTimeWebServer is built in Tornado. Spreadsheets loaded into SpreadServeEngine instances are projected into browsers using Tornado. Server side recalcs are pushed to the browser using web sockets.

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papaver uses TornadoTornado

setup an api for a client with tornado backend. incredibly fast and lightweight. unfortunately breaks down when using third party libraries which block internally.

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Banyan uses TornadoTornado

Tornado with Async/Await coroutines provided in Python 3.5 make up for an excellent stack for a micro-service.

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