Kafka vs. ActiveMQ vs. Starling

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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 Starling?

Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.

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352 Companies Using Kafka
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What are some alternatives to Kafka, ActiveMQ, and Starling?

  • 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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