Kafka vs. Gearman vs. Kestrel

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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 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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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    376 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Gearman?
    18 companies on StackShare use Gearman
    What companies use Kestrel?
    2 companies on StackShare use Kestrel

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    24 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
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    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Gearman
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    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Gearman, and Kestrel?

    • 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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