Apache Thrift VS Cap'n Proto

Compare Apache Thrift vs Cap'n Proto and see what are their differences.

Cap'n Proto

Cap'n Proto serialization/RPC system - core tools and C++ library (by capnproto)
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Apache Thrift Cap'n Proto
6 20
8,865 8,734
1.0% 1.2%
8.9 9.1
5 days ago 5 days ago
C++ C++
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 2022-01-01.

Cap'n Proto

Posts with mentions or reviews of Cap'n Proto. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Apache Thrift and Cap'n Proto 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

Protobuf - Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

FlatBuffers - FlatBuffers: Memory Efficient Serialization Library

Apache Avro - Apache Avro is a data serialization system.

nanomsg - nanomsg library

MessagePack - MessagePack serializer implementation for Java / msgpack.org[Java]

Apache Parquet - Apache Parquet