Kafka vs. Kestrel vs. Starling



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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 Starling?

Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Kestrel?
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Why do developers choose Starling?
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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 Starling?
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Pricing

How much does Kafka cost?
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How much does Starling cost?

Companies

What companies use Kafka?
572 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use Kestrel?
4 companies on StackShare use Kestrel
What companies use Starling?
1 companies on StackShare use Starling

Integrations

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

  • 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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