Celery vs ZeroMQ: What are the differences?
Developers describe Celery as "Distributed task queue". 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. On the other hand, ZeroMQ is detailed as "Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort". The 0MQ lightweight messaging kernel is a library which extends the standard socket interfaces with features traditionally provided by specialised messaging middleware products. 0MQ sockets provide an abstraction of asynchronous message queues, multiple messaging patterns, message filtering (subscriptions), seamless access to multiple transport protocols and more.
Celery and ZeroMQ can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
"Task queue" is the top reason why over 84 developers like Celery, while over 17 developers mention "Fast" as the leading cause for choosing ZeroMQ.
Celery and ZeroMQ are both open source tools. Celery with 12.9K GitHub stars and 3.33K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ZeroMQ with 5.33K GitHub stars and 1.57K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Celery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 272 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to ZeroMQ, which is listed in 35 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.