Kafka vs. Kestrel vs. RSMQ

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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 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.

What is RSMQ?

tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.

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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    366 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Kestrel?
    2 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
    What companies use RSMQ?
    0 companies on StackShare use RSMQ

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    24 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
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    What tools integrate with RSMQ?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with RSMQ

    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Kestrel, and RSMQ?

    • 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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