Amazon SQS vs. IronMQ vs. Kestrel

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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 IronMQ?

An easy-to-use highly available message queuing service. Built for distributed cloud applications with critical messaging needs. Provides on-demand message queuing with advanced features and cloud-optimized performance.

What is Kestrel?

Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM.
Why do developers choose Amazon SQS?
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Why do developers choose IronMQ?
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Why do developers choose Kestrel?
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What are the cons of using Amazon SQS?
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What are the cons of using Kestrel?
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How much does Amazon SQS cost?
Amazon SQS Pricing
How much does IronMQ cost?
IronMQ Pricing
How much does Kestrel cost?
What companies use Amazon SQS?
448 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
What companies use IronMQ?
14 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
What tools integrate with Amazon SQS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon SQS
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
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What are some alternatives to Amazon SQS, IronMQ, and Kestrel?

  • 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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