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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 Sparrow?

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

Pros

Why do developers choose Kafka?
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    Why do developers choose IronMQ?
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    Why do developers choose Sparrow?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Kafka?
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    What are the cons of using IronMQ?
    No Cons submitted yet for IronMQ
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    What are the cons of using Sparrow?
    No Cons submitted yet for Sparrow
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    Pricing

    How much does Kafka cost?
    How much does IronMQ cost?
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    How much does Sparrow cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    366 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use IronMQ?
    11 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
    What companies use Sparrow?
    0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    23 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
    What tools integrate with IronMQ?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Kafka, IronMQ, 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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