ActiveMQ vs Hazelcast: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Hazelcast? Clustering and highly scalable data distribution platform for Java. With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.
ActiveMQ belongs to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack, while Hazelcast can be primarily classified under "In-Memory Databases".
"Open source" is the top reason why over 9 developers like ActiveMQ, while over 4 developers mention "High Availibility" as the leading cause for choosing Hazelcast.
ActiveMQ and Hazelcast are both open source tools. Hazelcast with 3.15K GitHub stars and 1.15K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ActiveMQ with 1.49K GitHub stars and 1.04K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, ActiveMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 33 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Hazelcast, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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