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ActiveMQ vs Protobuf: What are the differences?

ActiveMQ: 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; Protobuf: Google's data interchange format. Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.

ActiveMQ belongs to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack, while Protobuf can be primarily classified under "Serialization Frameworks".

ActiveMQ and Protobuf are both open source tools. Protobuf with 35.6K GitHub stars and 9.66K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ActiveMQ with 1.51K GitHub stars and 1.05K GitHub forks.

Intuit, Wix, and SoFi are some of the popular companies that use ActiveMQ, whereas Protobuf is used by LendUp, Betaout, and OneSky. ActiveMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 33 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Protobuf, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of ActiveMQ
Pros of Protobuf
  • 17
    Easy to use
  • 14
    Open source
  • 13
    Efficient
  • 10
    JMS compliant
  • 6
    High Availability
  • 5
    Scalable
  • 3
    Support XA (distributed transactions)
  • 3
    Persistence
  • 2
    Distributed Network of brokers
  • 1
    Highly configurable
  • 1
    Docker delievery
  • 0
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    Cons of ActiveMQ
    Cons of Protobuf
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      Support
    • 1
      Low resilience to exceptions and interruptions
    • 1
      Difficult to scale
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      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 Protobuf?

      Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.

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      What are some alternatives to ActiveMQ and Protobuf?
      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.
      IBM MQ
      It is a messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms. It offers proven, enterprise-grade messaging capabilities that skillfully and safely move information.
      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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