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What is Kestrel?

Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM.
Kestrel is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Kestrel is an open source tool with 2.8K GitHub stars and 326 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kestrel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kestrel?

6 companies reportedly use Kestrel in their tech stacks, including OPLOG Dev Tech, TaxCloud, and Analytics.

6 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kestrel.

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Kestrel's Features

  • Written by Robey Pointer
  • Starling clone written in Scala (a port of Starling from Ruby to Scala)
  • Queues are stored in memory, but logged on disk

Kestrel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kestrel?
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.
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.
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.
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Kestrel's Followers
9 developers follow Kestrel to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Stafford Williams
Thomas Coville
Xiaojie Fan
Wei-Cheng Pan
Ivan Kolev
Thuy Tran
Fabricio L. Suarte Nogueira