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ActiveMQ vs WCF: 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 WCF? A runtime and a set of APIs for building connected, service-oriented applications. It is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using this, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service endpoint can be part of a continuously available service hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application.

ActiveMQ belongs to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack, while WCF can be primarily classified under "Realtime Backend / API".

ActiveMQ is an open source tool with 1.51K GitHub stars and 1.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ActiveMQ's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, ActiveMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 33 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to WCF, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of ActiveMQ
Pros of WCF
  • 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
    RabbitMQ
  • 2
    Classes

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Cons of ActiveMQ
Cons of WCF
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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 WCF?

    It is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using this, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service endpoint can be part of a continuously available service hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application.

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