Kafka vs. ActiveMQ vs. Kestrel



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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 Kestrel?

Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM.

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Why do developers choose ActiveMQ?
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Why do developers choose Kestrel?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using ActiveMQ?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
572 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use ActiveMQ?
42 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
What tools integrate with ActiveMQ?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with ActiveMQ
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What are some alternatives to Kafka, ActiveMQ, and Kestrel?

  • 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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