Kafka vs. Gearman vs. Sparrow



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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 Sparrow?

Sparrow keeps messages in memory, but persists them to disk, using Sqlite, when the queue is shutdown.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Gearman?
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Why do developers choose Sparrow?
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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
504 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use Gearman?
26 companies on StackShare use Gearman
What companies use Sparrow?
0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

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

  • 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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