Amazon SQS vs. Kestrel vs. Starling

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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 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.

What is Starling?

Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.

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Why do developers choose Amazon SQS?
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Why do developers choose Kestrel?
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Why do developers choose Starling?
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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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What are the cons of using Starling?
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How much does Amazon SQS cost?
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How much does Kestrel cost?
How much does Starling cost?
What companies use Amazon SQS?
452 companies on StackShare use Amazon SQS
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
What companies use Starling?
1 companies on StackShare use Starling
What tools integrate with Amazon SQS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon SQS
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What are some alternatives to Amazon SQS, Kestrel, and Starling?

  • 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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