Kafka vs. Kestrel vs. Sparrow

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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 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 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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    What are the cons of using Sparrow?
    No Cons submitted yet for Sparrow
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    Companies

    What companies use Kafka?
    358 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use Kestrel?
    2 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
    What companies use Sparrow?
    0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    23 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
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    What are some alternatives to Kafka, Kestrel, 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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