DistributedLog vs RSMQ: What are the differences?
Developers describe DistributedLog as "High-performance replicated log service, by Twitter". DistributedLog (DL) is a high-performance, replicated log service, offering durability, replication and strong consistency as essentials for building reliable distributed systems. On the other hand, RSMQ is detailed as "A lightweight message queue for Node.js that requires no dedicated queue server. Just a Redis server". tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.
DistributedLog and RSMQ can be primarily classified as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by DistributedLog are:
- High Performance
- Durable and Consistent
- Efficient Fan-in and Fan-out
On the other hand, RSMQ provides the following key features:
- Guaranteed delivery of a message to exactly one recipient within a messages visibility timeout.
- Received messages that are not deleted will reappear after the visibility timeout.
DistributedLog and RSMQ are both open source tools. It seems that DistributedLog with 2.25K GitHub stars and 283 forks on GitHub has more adoption than RSMQ with 1.07K GitHub stars and 78 GitHub forks.