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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 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.

What is Gearman?

Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Kafka?
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    What are the cons of using Amazon SQS?
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    What are the cons of using Gearman?
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    Pricing

    How much does Kafka cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    360 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Amazon SQS?
    328 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
    What companies use Gearman?
    18 companies on StackShare use Gearman

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    23 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
    What tools integrate with Amazon SQS?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon SQS
    What tools integrate with Gearman?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gearman

    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Amazon SQS, and Gearman?

    • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
    • Celery - Distributed task queue
    • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client
    • ZeroMQ - Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort

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