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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 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.

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

    What are the cons of using Kafka?
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    What are the cons of using Celery?
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    What are the cons of using ActiveMQ?
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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    367 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Celery?
    252 companies on StackShare use Celery
    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 Celery?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Celery
    What tools integrate with ActiveMQ?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with ActiveMQ

    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Celery, and ActiveMQ?

    • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
    • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
    • 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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