Kafka vs. Gearman vs. IronMQ



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Description

What is Kafka?

Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.

What is Gearman?

Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Gearman?
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Why do developers choose IronMQ?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Kafka?
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What are the cons of using Gearman?
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What are the cons of using IronMQ?
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Pricing

How much does Kafka cost?
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How much does IronMQ cost?
IronMQ Pricing

Companies

What companies use Kafka?
527 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use Gearman?
26 companies on StackShare use Gearman
What companies use IronMQ?
13 companies on StackShare use IronMQ

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
What tools integrate with Gearman?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gearman
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ

What are some alternatives to Kafka, Gearman, and IronMQ?

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • Celery - Distributed task queue
  • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client

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