Kafka vs Apache RocketMQ: What are the differences?
What is Kafka? Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system. Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
What is Apache RocketMQ? Open source distributed messaging and streaming data platform. Apache RocketMQ is a distributed messaging and streaming platform with low latency, high performance and reliability, trillion-level capacity and flexible scalability.
Kafka and Apache RocketMQ can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Kafka and Apache RocketMQ are both open source tools. It seems that Kafka with 12.7K GitHub stars and 6.81K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache RocketMQ with 8.25K GitHub stars and 4.23K GitHub forks.