Kafka vs. Kestrel



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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 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 Kestrel?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Kafka?
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What are the cons of using Kestrel?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
523 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
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What are some alternatives to Kafka and Kestrel?

  • RabbitMQ - RabbitMQ is a messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging
  • Celery - Distributed task queue
  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client

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