Is Scala a good choice for a data intensive web backend?

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  • jsoniter-scala

    Scala macros for compile-time generation of safe and ultra-fast JSON codecs

    Please see sources (and GitHub history of development) of jsoniter-scala as an example in the domain of JSON parsing and serialization.

  • fs2-kafka

    Kafka client for functional streams for scala (fs2) (by Spinoco)

    fs2-kafka to talk to Kafka.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Squants

    The Scala API for Quantities, Units of Measure and Dimensional Analysis

    squants for the “Market” package to use in financial calculations.

  • Http4s

    A minimal, idiomatic Scala interface for HTTP

    http4s for REST services.

  • FS2

    Compositional, streaming I/O library for Scala

    fs2 for streaming.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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