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Finagle vs gRPC: What are the differences?

Finagle: An extensible RPC system for the JVM. Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency; gRPC: A high performance, open-source universal RPC framework. 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...

Finagle belongs to "Concurrency Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while gRPC can be primarily classified under "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)".

Finagle and gRPC are both open source tools. gRPC with 22K GitHub stars and 5.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Finagle with 7.17K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, gRPC has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to Finagle, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Finagle
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  • 4
    Fast
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 3
    HTTP-friendly
  • 19
    Higth performance
  • 10
    The future of API
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Contract-based
  • 3
    Polyglot

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What is Finagle?

Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.

What is 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...

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