Gearman vs. IronMQ vs. Kestrel



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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.

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 Gearman?
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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 Gearman?
No Cons submitted yet for Gearman
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What are the cons of using IronMQ?
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What are the cons of using Kestrel?
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How much does Gearman cost?
How much does IronMQ cost?
IronMQ Pricing
How much does Kestrel cost?
What companies use Gearman?
27 companies on StackShare use Gearman
What companies use IronMQ?
13 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
What tools integrate with Gearman?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gearman
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Gearman, 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
  • Celery - Distributed task queue

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