Celery vs. IronMQ vs. Kestrel

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What is Celery?

Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.

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.

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Why do developers choose Celery?
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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 Celery?
No Cons submitted yet for Celery
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What are the cons of using IronMQ?
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What are the cons of using Kestrel?
No Cons submitted yet for Kestrel
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How much does Celery cost?
How much does IronMQ cost?
IronMQ Pricing
How much does Kestrel cost?
What companies use Celery?
344 companies on StackShare use Celery
What companies use IronMQ?
14 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
What tools integrate with Celery?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Celery
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Celery, IronMQ, and Kestrel?

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Kafka - Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system
  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client

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