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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 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 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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    Why do developers choose ActiveMQ?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Kafka?
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    What are the cons of using ActiveMQ?
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    What are the cons of using IronMQ?
    No Cons submitted yet for IronMQ
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    Pricing

    How much does Kafka cost?
    How much does ActiveMQ cost?
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    IronMQ Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    366 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use ActiveMQ?
    29 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ
    What companies use IronMQ?
    11 companies on StackShare use IronMQ

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    24 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
    What tools integrate with ActiveMQ?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with ActiveMQ
    What tools integrate with IronMQ?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ

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

    • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
    • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
    • Celery - Distributed task queue
    • ZeroMQ - Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort

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