Hutch vs Starling: What are the differences?
Hutch: Inter-Service Communication with RabbitMQ. Hutch is a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ; Starling: A light weight server for reliable distributed message passing. Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.
Hutch and Starling can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by Hutch are:
- A simple way to define consumers (queues are automatically created and bound to the exchange with the appropriate binding keys)
- An executable and CLI for running consumers (akin to rake resque:work)
- Automatic setup of the central exchange
On the other hand, Starling provides the following key features:
- Written by Blaine Cook at Twitter
- Starling is a Message Queue Server based on MemCached
- Written in Ruby
Hutch and Starling are both open source tools. Hutch with 712 GitHub stars and 103 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Starling with 468 GitHub stars and 63 GitHub forks.