Kafka vs. ActiveMQ vs. ZeroMQ



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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 ZeroMQ?

The 0MQ lightweight messaging kernel is a library which extends the standard socket interfaces with features traditionally provided by specialised messaging middleware products. 0MQ sockets provide an abstraction of asynchronous message queues, multiple messaging patterns, message filtering (subscriptions), seamless access to multiple transport protocols and more.

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Pros

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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 ZeroMQ?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
502 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use ActiveMQ?
39 companies on StackShare use ActiveMQ
What companies use ZeroMQ?
42 companies on StackShare use ZeroMQ

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 ZeroMQ?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with ZeroMQ

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

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • Celery - Distributed task queue
  • NSQ - A realtime distributed messaging platform

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