Kafka vs. ZeroMQ vs. Sparrow



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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 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 Sparrow?

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

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Pros

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Why do developers choose ZeroMQ?
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Why do developers choose Sparrow?
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Cons

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

What companies use Kafka?
530 companies on StackShare use Kafka
What companies use ZeroMQ?
44 companies on StackShare use ZeroMQ
What companies use Sparrow?
0 companies on StackShare use Sparrow

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kafka?
26 tools on StackShare integrate with Kafka
What tools integrate with ZeroMQ?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with ZeroMQ
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What are some alternatives to Kafka, ZeroMQ, 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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