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A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client

What is ActiveMQ?

Apache ActiveMQ is fast, supports many Cross Language Clients and Protocols, comes with easy to use Enterprise Integration Patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4. Apache ActiveMQ is released under the Apache 2.0 License.
ActiveMQ is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
ActiveMQ is an open source tool with 1.5K GitHub stars and 1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ActiveMQ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ActiveMQ?

33 companies use ActiveMQ in their tech stacks, including Intuit, JVM Stack, and Bench.

17 developers use ActiveMQ.

Why developers like ActiveMQ?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use ActiveMQ
ActiveMQ Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ActiveMQ in their tech stack.

Naushad Warsi
Naushad Warsi
software developer at klingelnberg · | 1 upvotes · 27.5K views

I use ActiveMQ because RabbitMQ have stopped giving the support for AMQP 1.0 or above version and the earlier version of AMQP doesn't give the functionality to support OAuth.

If OAuth is not required and we can go with AMQP 0.9 then i still recommend rabbitMq.

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mario brenes
mario brenes
CTO at IT Vizion · | 1 upvotes · 2K views

I use ActiveMQ because it works and supports protocols such as MQTT for IoT. I evaluated Kafka and Active MQ for an application in Windows servers and found Kafka to have some issues with recovering missed messages. I did not evaluate RabbitMQ but I am biased towards Apache projects.

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Visual Studio Code

I use ActiveMQ because I coded my solution using Visual Studio Code on .NET and integrated it with a Java stack I don't own and it just works.

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I use ActiveMQ because it is very simple to use and doesn't burden extra steps for stability.

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Remote broker and local client for incoming data feeds. Local broker for republishing data feeds to other systems. ActiveMQ

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ActiveMQ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ActiveMQ?
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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