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Erlang and Akka Actors–A Story of Tradeoffs
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| by Pranav Rao Follow 0 Followers on Mar 16, 2018 |

Pranav Rao discusses how BEAM differs from Akka actors implemented over the JVM and how design decisions can affect performance.


Pranav Rao has worked in and Amazon across a host of languages and problem domains. He has written critical Ruby/Rails services during's explosive growth and later managed a team of Elixir/Erlang devs and built a real-time analytics pipeline on top of MQTT. At Amazon he’s currently working on big data applications running on a Spark + ElasticSearch cluster.

The Erlang Factory Lite conferences have been evolving for the past few years. The origins were about bringing together developers to spread the Erlang love and to share battle stories. Over the years our community has grown beyond Erlang to encompass a more diverse range of languages from the Erlang Ecosystem.