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A lightweight message queue for Node.js that requires no dedicated queue server. Just a Redis server.
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What is RSMQ?

tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.
RSMQ is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
RSMQ is an open source tool with 1.5K GitHub stars and 110 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RSMQ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RSMQ?

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Pros of RSMQ
Simple, does one thing well
Comes with a visibility timeout feature similar to AWS
Written in Coffeescript
Backed by Redis

RSMQ's Features

  • Lightweight: Just Redis and ~500 lines of javascript.
  • Guaranteed delivery of a message to exactly one recipient within a messages visibility timeout.
  • Received messages that are not deleted will reappear after the visibility timeout.
  • Test coverage
  • Optional RESTful interface via rest-rsmq

RSMQ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to RSMQ?
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.
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.
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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