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ActiveMQ vs Memcached: What are the differences?

Developers describe ActiveMQ as "A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client". 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. On the other hand, Memcached is detailed as "High-performance, distributed memory object caching system". Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.

ActiveMQ belongs to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack, while Memcached can be primarily classified under "Databases".

"Open source" is the top reason why over 9 developers like ActiveMQ, while over 133 developers mention "Fast object cache" as the leading cause for choosing Memcached.

ActiveMQ and Memcached are both open source tools. It seems that Memcached with 9K GitHub stars and 2.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than ActiveMQ with 1.51K GitHub stars and 1.05K GitHub forks.

Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Memcached, whereas ActiveMQ is used by Intuit, Wix, and SoFi. Memcached has a broader approval, being mentioned in 755 company stacks & 267 developers stacks; compared to ActiveMQ, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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 Memcached?

Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.
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      What are some alternatives to ActiveMQ and Memcached?
      RabbitMQ
      RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
      Kafka
      Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
      Apollo
      Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
      Amazon SQS
      Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
      Celery
      Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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      Avatar of Reactor Digital
      Reactor Digital uses MemcachedMemcached

      As part of the cacheing system within Drupal.

      Memcached mainly took care of creating and rebuilding the REST API cache once changes had been made within Drupal.

      Avatar of Casey Smith
      Casey Smith uses MemcachedMemcached

      Distributed cache exposed through Google App Engine APIs; use to stage fresh data (incoming and recently processed) for faster access in data processing pipeline.

      Avatar of The Independent
      The Independent uses MemcachedMemcached

      Memcache caches database results and articles, reducing overall DB load and allowing seamless DB maintenance during quiet periods.

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      Casey Smith uses ActiveMQActiveMQ

      Remote broker and local client for incoming data feeds. Local broker for republishing data feeds to other systems.

      Avatar of eXon Technologies
      eXon Technologies uses MemcachedMemcached

      Used to cache most used files for our clients. Connected with CloudFlare Railgun Optimizer.

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      ScholaNoctis uses MemcachedMemcached

      Memcached is used as a simple page cache across the whole application.

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