Kafka vs. ZeroMQ vs. NSQ



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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 ZeroMQ?

The 0MQ lightweight messaging kernel is a library which extends the standard socket interfaces with features traditionally provided by specialised messaging middleware products. 0MQ sockets provide an abstraction of asynchronous message queues, multiple messaging patterns, message filtering (subscriptions), seamless access to multiple transport protocols and more.

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.

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Why do developers choose Kafka?
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Why do developers choose ZeroMQ?
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Why do developers choose NSQ?
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What are the cons of using Kafka?
Downsides of Kafka?

What are the cons of using ZeroMQ?
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What are the cons of using NSQ?
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What companies use Kafka?
596 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use ZeroMQ?
44 companies on StackShare use ZeroMQ
What companies use NSQ?
21 companies on StackShare use NSQ
What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
What tools integrate with ZeroMQ?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with ZeroMQ
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Kafka, ZeroMQ, and NSQ?

  • 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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