Kafka vs. NSQ 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 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 Sparrow?

Sparrow keeps messages in memory, but persists them to disk, using Sqlite, when the queue is shutdown.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kafka?
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Why do developers choose NSQ?
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Why do developers choose Sparrow?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Kafka?
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What are the cons of using NSQ?
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What are the cons of using Sparrow?
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Companies

What companies use Kafka?
530 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use NSQ?
21 companies on StackShare use NSQ
What companies use Sparrow?
0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
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What are some alternatives to Kafka, NSQ, 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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