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What is Akka?

Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
Akka is a tool in the Concurrency Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Akka is an open source tool with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.3K GitHub forks. Hereā€™s a link to Akka's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Akka?

Companies
125 companies reportedly use Akka in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, Asana, and Hepsiburada.

Developers
548 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Akka.

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Akka Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Akka?
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.
Scala
Scala is an acronym for ā€œScalable Languageā€. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
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.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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.
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