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Amazon SQS vs XMPP: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon SQS as "Fully managed message queuing service". 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. On the other hand, XMPP is detailed as "An open XML technology for real-time communication". It is a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.

Amazon SQS can be classified as a tool in the "Message Queue" category, while XMPP is grouped under "Container Tools".

Medium, Lyft, and Coursera are some of the popular companies that use Amazon SQS, whereas XMPP is used by Mendix, Vidyo.io, and Relayo. Amazon SQS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 497 company stacks & 402 developers stacks; compared to XMPP, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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MITHIRIDI PRASANTH
Software Engineer at LightMetrics · | 4 upvotes · 97.5K views
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I want to schedule a message. Amazon SQS provides a delay of 15 minutes, but I want it in some hours.

Example: Let's say a Message1 is consumed by a consumer A but somehow it failed inside the consumer. I would want to put it in a queue and retry after 4hrs. Can I do this in Amazon MQ? I have seen in some Amazon MQ videos saying scheduling messages can be done. But, I'm not sure how.

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Andres Paredes
Lead Senior Software Engineer at InTouch Technology · | 1 upvotes · 73.6K views
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Mithiridi, I believe you are talking about two different things. 1. If you need to process messages with delays of more 15m or at specific times, it's not a good idea to use queues, independently of tool SQM, Rabbit or Amazon MQ. you should considerer another approach using a scheduled job. 2. For dead queues and policy retries RabbitMQ, for example, doesn't support your use case. https://medium.com/@kiennguyen88/rabbitmq-delay-retry-schedule-with-dead-letter-exchange-31fb25a440fc I'm not sure if that is possible SNS/SQS support, they have a maximum delay for delivery (maxDelayTarget) in seconds but it's not clear the number. You can check this out: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sns/latest/dg/sns-message-delivery-retries.html

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Pros of Amazon SQS
Pros of XMPP
  • 59
    Easy to use, reliable
  • 39
    Low cost
  • 27
    Simple
  • 13
    Doesn't need to maintain it
  • 8
    It is Serverless
  • 4
    Has a max message size (currently 256K)
  • 3
    Easy to configure with Terraform
  • 3
    Triggers Lambda
  • 3
    Delayed delivery upto 15 mins only
  • 3
    Delayed delivery upto 12 hours
  • 1
    JMS compliant
  • 1
    Support for retry and dead letter queue
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    Cons of Amazon SQS
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      Has a max message size (currently 256K)
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      Proprietary
    • 2
      Difficult to configure
    • 1
      Has a maximum 15 minutes of delayed messages only
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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 XMPP?

      It is a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.

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