What are some alternatives?
When comparing Clojure and Erlang, you can also consider the following products
Haskell - An advanced purely-functional programming language
Scala Lang - Scala is a pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM
Rust - A safe, concurrent, practical language
Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
Elixir - Dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications