ActiveMQ vs Amazon SQS vs IronMQ

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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.

What is 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.

What is IronMQ?

An easy-to-use highly available message queuing service. Built for distributed cloud applications with critical messaging needs. Provides on-demand message queuing with advanced features and cloud-optimized performance.

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    RabbitMQ
    RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    Apollo
    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.
    Celery
    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.
    ZeroMQ
    The 0MQ lightweight messaging kernel is a library which extends the standard socket interfaces with features traditionally provided by specialised messaging middleware products. 0MQ sockets provide an abstraction of asynchronous message queues, multiple messaging patterns, message filtering (subscriptions), seamless access to multiple transport protocols and more.
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        Avatar of umuro
        Co-Founder at Publitory
        Review ofIronMQIronMQ

        I deploy to Heroku. However, my applications require full linux applications that cannot be deployed to Heroku. I deploy them to Rackspace.

        Then Heroku and Rackspace communicate over IronMQ. Problem solved.

        How developers use ActiveMQ, Amazon SQS, and IronMQ
        Avatar of Karma
        Karma uses Amazon SQSAmazon SQS

        In the beginning we thought we wanted to start using something like RabbitMQ or maybe Kafka or maybe ActiveMQ. Back then we only had a few developers and no ops people. That has changed now, but we didn't really look forward to setting up a queuing cluster and making sure that all works.

        What we did instead was we looked at what services Amazon offers to see if we can use those to build our own messaging system within those services. That's basically what we did. We wrote some clients in Ruby that can basically do the entire orchestration for us, and we run all our messaging on both SNS and SQS. Basically what you can do in Amazon services is you can use Amazon Simple Notification Service, so SNS, for creating topics and you can use queues to subscribe to these topics. That's basically all you need for a messaging system. You don't have to worry about scalability at all. That's what really appealed to us.

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        Brandon Adams uses Amazon SQSAmazon SQS

        This isn't exactly low-latency (10s to 100s of milliseconds), but it has good throughput and a simple API. There is good reliability, and there is no configuration necessary to get up and running. A hosted queue is important when trying to move fast.

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        Simple Merchant uses Amazon SQSAmazon SQS

        SQS is the bridge between our new Lambda services and our incumbent Rails applications. Extremely easy to use when you're already using other AWS infrastructure.

        Avatar of Casey Smith
        Casey Smith uses ActiveMQActiveMQ

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

        Avatar of Olo
        Olo uses Amazon SQSAmazon SQS

        Primary message queue. Enqueueing operations revert to a local file-system-based queue when SQS is unavailable.

        Avatar of IndiTip
        IndiTip uses Amazon SQSAmazon SQS

        I can't afford to lose data if Dynamo throttles my writes, so everything goes into a message queue first.

        Avatar of True Fiction Production AB
        True Fiction Production AB uses IronMQIronMQ

        Process queues

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