RabbitMQ vs. Kafka

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What is RabbitMQ?

RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.

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.

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Why do developers choose RabbitMQ?
Why do you like RabbitMQ?

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

What are the cons of using Kafka?
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What companies use RabbitMQ?
1114 companies on StackShare use RabbitMQ
What companies use Kafka?
602 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What tools integrate with RabbitMQ?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with RabbitMQ
What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka

What are some alternatives to RabbitMQ and Kafka?

  • Amazon SQS - Fully managed message queuing service
  • Celery - Distributed task queue
  • ActiveMQ - A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client
  • ZeroMQ - Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort

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