[erlang-questions] comparison with opensaf

Eric des Courtis Eric.desCourtis@REDACTED
Fri Jul 22 16:58:30 CEST 2016

This is a very hard question to answer because I would say OpenSAF is
rather obscure. But I can tell you that while there are some overlaps
between the two technologies particularly when it comes design patterns.
The fact that Erlang is done entirely from the ground up (language,
runtime, otp patterns etc...) specifically for high availability means that
you should in theory experience much less friction when designing this sort
of system in Erlang.

My feeling from looking at the documentation is that this isn't well
documented. In short I wouldn't consider is competition to Erlang in it's
current state for any project.

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Sashan Govender <sashang@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi
> I'm interested if anyone has done a comparison the Erlang OTP and OpenSAF.
> It seems to me there is a significant amount of overlap in the but I don't
> have the expertise in both systems to form a comprehensive picture. As far
> as I can tell mnesia is like OpenSAF IMM. They can both be used as
> configuration databases for a cluster. They both are strongly consistent. I
> know IMM certainly favours consistency over availabilty. OTP is obviously
> in Erlang while OpenSAF is in C/C++. Any comparisons out there about these
> two systems? Or am I wildly off the mark thinking that they are similar?
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