ActiveMQ vs Amazon SQS: What are the differences?
ActiveMQ: A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client. 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; Amazon SQS: Fully managed message queuing service. 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.
ActiveMQ and Amazon SQS belong to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack.
"Open source" is the top reason why over 9 developers like ActiveMQ, while over 45 developers mention "Easy to use, reliable" as the leading cause for choosing Amazon SQS.
ActiveMQ is an open source tool with 1.49K GitHub stars and 1.04K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ActiveMQ's open source repository on GitHub.
Lyft, SendGrid, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Amazon SQS, whereas ActiveMQ is used by Intuit, Wix, and Bench. Amazon SQS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 381 company stacks & 101 developers stacks; compared to ActiveMQ, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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