Kafka vs. IronMQ 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 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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Pros

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Why do developers choose IronMQ?
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Why do developers choose Kestrel?
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Cons

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

How much does Kafka cost?
How much does IronMQ cost?
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How much does Kestrel cost?

Companies

What companies use Kafka?
527 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use IronMQ?
13 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
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What are some alternatives to Kafka, IronMQ, 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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