Kafka vs. Amazon SQS vs. ActiveMQ



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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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Cons

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Pricing

How much does Kafka cost?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
524 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use Amazon SQS?
429 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
What companies use ActiveMQ?
41 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 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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