NSQ vs. IronMQ vs. Kestrel



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What is NSQ?

NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day. It promotes distributed and decentralized topologies without single points of failure, enabling fault tolerance and high availability coupled with a reliable message delivery guarantee. See features & guarantees.

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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Why do developers choose NSQ?
Why do you like NSQ?

Why do developers choose IronMQ?
Why do you like IronMQ?

Why do developers choose Kestrel?
Why do you like Kestrel?

What are the cons of using NSQ?
Downsides of NSQ?

What are the cons of using IronMQ?
Downsides of IronMQ?

What are the cons of using Kestrel?
No Cons submitted yet for Kestrel
Downsides of Kestrel?

How much does NSQ cost?
How much does IronMQ cost?
IronMQ Pricing
How much does Kestrel cost?
What companies use NSQ?
21 companies on StackShare use NSQ
What companies use IronMQ?
13 companies on StackShare use IronMQ
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with IronMQ?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with IronMQ
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to NSQ, IronMQ, and Kestrel?

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Kafka - Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system
  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • Celery - Distributed task queue

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