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ActiveMQ vs Redis: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Redis? An in-memory database that persists on disk. Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.

ActiveMQ and Redis are primarily classified as "Message Queue" and "In-Memory Databases" tools respectively.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider ActiveMQ over the competitors, whereas "Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Redis.

ActiveMQ and Redis are both open source tools. Redis with 37.1K GitHub stars and 14.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ActiveMQ with 1.49K GitHub stars and 1.04K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3239 company stacks & 1732 developers stacks; compared to ActiveMQ, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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Pros of ActiveMQ
Pros of Redis
  • 18
    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
    RabbitMQ
  • 880
    Performance
  • 537
    Super fast
  • 510
    Ease of use
  • 441
    In-memory cache
  • 321
    Advanced key-value cache
  • 190
    Open source
  • 179
    Easy to deploy
  • 163
    Stable
  • 152
    Free
  • 120
    Fast
  • 40
    High-Performance
  • 39
    High Availability
  • 34
    Data Structures
  • 32
    Very Scalable
  • 23
    Replication
  • 20
    Pub/Sub
  • 20
    Great community
  • 17
    "NoSQL" key-value data store
  • 14
    Hashes
  • 12
    Sets
  • 10
    Sorted Sets
  • 9
    Lists
  • 8
    BSD licensed
  • 8
    NoSQL
  • 7
    Integrates super easy with Sidekiq for Rails background
  • 7
    Async replication
  • 7
    Bitmaps
  • 6
    Keys with a limited time-to-live
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 5
    Strings
  • 5
    Lua scripting
  • 4
    Hyperloglogs
  • 4
    Awesomeness for Free!
  • 3
    Transactions
  • 3
    Runs server side LUA
  • 3
    outstanding performance
  • 3
    Networked
  • 3
    LRU eviction of keys
  • 3
    Written in ANSI C
  • 3
    Feature Rich
  • 2
    Performance & ease of use
  • 2
    Data structure server
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Channels concept
  • 1
    Scalable
  • 1
    Temporarily kept on disk
  • 1
    Dont save data if no subscribers are found
  • 1
    Automatic failover
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Existing Laravel Integration
  • 1
    Object [key/value] size each 500 MB

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Cons of ActiveMQ
Cons of Redis
  • 1
    Support
  • 1
    Low resilience to exceptions and interruptions
  • 1
    Difficult to scale
  • 14
    Cannot query objects directly
  • 2
    No secondary indexes for non-numeric data types
  • 1
    No WAL

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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 Redis?

Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.

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