Amazon SQS vs. Gearman vs. Sparrow



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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.

What is Sparrow?

Sparrow keeps messages in memory, but persists them to disk, using Sqlite, when the queue is shutdown.

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Why do developers choose Amazon SQS?
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Why do developers choose Gearman?
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Why do developers choose Sparrow?
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What are the cons of using Amazon SQS?
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What are the cons of using Gearman?
No Cons submitted yet for Gearman
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What are the cons of using Sparrow?
No Cons submitted yet for Sparrow
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How much does Amazon SQS cost?
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How much does Gearman cost?
How much does Sparrow cost?
What companies use Amazon SQS?
447 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
What companies use Gearman?
27 companies on StackShare use Gearman
What companies use Sparrow?
0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow
What tools integrate with Amazon SQS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon SQS
What tools integrate with Gearman?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gearman
No integrations listed yet

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

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Kafka - Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system
  • Celery - Distributed task queue
  • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client

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