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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me the main advantage of Erlang over something like Go, is that the logic for your entire cluster is contained in Erlang itself, as opposed to in some external scripts or configuration. What I mean specifically is that it seems like you don't need anything like Mesos or Kubernetes to monitor and relaunch processes across the cluster. OTP within Erlang does that for you.

Now whether this is worth the tradeoff of switching to a new language and framework (OTP is a framework even if it is lightweight to use) depends on the team I suppose.

This is just based on my reading of the docs. I hope someone more experienced will correct me if my take is wrong here.




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