Kafka vs. ActiveMQ vs. RSMQ



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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 RSMQ?

tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose ActiveMQ?
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Why do developers choose RSMQ?
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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 RSMQ?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
524 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use ActiveMQ?
41 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ
What companies use RSMQ?
1 companies on StackShare use RSMQ

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
What tools integrate with RSMQ?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with RSMQ

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

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

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