Azure Storage vs RabbitMQ: What are the differences?
What is Azure Storage? Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small. Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
What is RabbitMQ? A messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging. RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Azure Storage can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Storage" category, while RabbitMQ is grouped under "Message Queue".
Some of the features offered by Azure Storage are:
- Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Files
- Highly scalable
- Durable & highly available
On the other hand, RabbitMQ provides the following key features:
- Robust messaging for applications
- Easy to use
- Runs on all major operating systems
"All-in-one storage solution" is the top reason why over 18 developers like Azure Storage, while over 202 developers mention "It's fast and it works with good metrics/monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing RabbitMQ.
RabbitMQ is an open source tool with 5.88K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RabbitMQ's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, RabbitMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 921 company stacks & 532 developers stacks; compared to Azure Storage, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.
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