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Description

What is Kafka?

Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.

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 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.

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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    366 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Amazon SQS?
    337 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
    What companies use ActiveMQ?
    29 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    24 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
    What tools integrate with Amazon SQS?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon SQS
    What tools integrate with ActiveMQ?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with ActiveMQ

    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Amazon SQS, and ActiveMQ?

    • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
    • Celery - Distributed task queue
    • ZeroMQ - Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort
    • NSQ - A realtime distributed messaging platform

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