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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 RSMQ?

tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.

What is Sparrow?

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

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    Cons

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

    What companies use Kafka?
    366 companies on StackShare use Kafka
    What companies use RSMQ?
    0 companies on StackShare use RSMQ
    What companies use Sparrow?
    0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Kafka?
    24 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
    What tools integrate with RSMQ?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with RSMQ
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    What are some alternatives to Kafka, RSMQ, 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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