tape VS Apache Thrift

Compare tape vs Apache Thrift and see what are their differences.


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tape Apache Thrift
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2,406 8,772
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0.0 9.1
about 1 year ago 6 days ago
Java C++
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Apache Thrift

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Thrift. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-27.
  • Deadline Budget Propagation for Baseplate.py
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/RedditEng | 27 Sep 2021
    Thus, we released Baseplate.py v2.1 with deadline propagation. Each request between Baseplate services has an associated THeader, which includes relevant information for Baseplate to fulfill its functionality, such as tracing request timings. We added a “Deadline-Budget” field to this header that propagates the remaining timeout so that information is available to the following request, and this timeout continues to get updated with every new request made. With this update, we save production costs by allowing resources to work on requests awaiting a response, and gain overall improved latency.
  • If someone ever asks you why you use Apollo, show them this screenshot.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/apolloapp | 23 Sep 2021
    Here’s an example of the Thrift changelog. Knock yourself out. Or you can get your sense of productivity by actually doing something of value.
  • parquet2 0.3.0, with native support to read async
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 9 Aug 2021
    The biggest addition is native async reading via futures::AsyncRead and futures::AsyncSeek, which required a lot of (to be merged) changes upstream (changes to thrift rust compiler and parquet-format-rs). I placed those changes on a temporary crate until things are released there.
  • proposal: expression to create pointer to simple types #45624
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 18 Apr 2021
  • Can you share your experience with race conditions in production?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/java | 25 Jan 2021
    We were sharing instances of a Thrift TDeserializer across threads. We knew TProtocol was not thread-safe, but the TDeserializer constructor accepts a TProtocolFactory, so we naively assumed the deserialize method would use that to create a new instance of TProtocol for each invocation, but unfortunately, the TDeserializer constructor immediately creates TProtocol and stores it in a member variable, so TDeserializer is not actually thread-safe.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tape and Apache Thrift you can also consider the following projects:

gRPC - The C based gRPC (C++, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, PHP, C#)

ZeroMQ - ZeroMQ core engine in C++, implements ZMTP/3.1

Cap'n Proto - Cap'n Proto serialization/RPC system - core tools and C++ library

Big Queue - A big, fast and persistent queue based on memory mapped file.

Apache Avro - Apache Avro is a data serialization system.

Protobuf - Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

nanomsg - nanomsg library

Apache Parquet - Apache Parquet

SBE - Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) - High Performance Message Codec

rpclib - rpclib is a modern C++ msgpack-RPC server and client library

Apache Orc - Apache ORC - the smallest, fastest columnar storage for Hadoop workloads