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Description

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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    Companies

    What companies use RabbitMQ?
    772 companies on StackShare use RabbitMQ
    What companies use Kafka?
    360 companies on StackShare use Kafka

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with RabbitMQ?
    14 tools on StackShare integrate with RabbitMQ
    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    23 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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