Kestrel vs RabbitMQ: What are the differences?
Kestrel: Simple, distributed message queue system. Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM; RabbitMQ: A messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging. RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Kestrel and RabbitMQ can be primarily classified as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kestrel are:
- Written by Robey Pointer
- Starling clone written in Scala (a port of Starling from Ruby to Scala)
- Queues are stored in memory, but logged on disk
On the other hand, RabbitMQ provides the following key features:
- Robust messaging for applications
- Easy to use
- Runs on all major operating systems
Kestrel and RabbitMQ are both open source tools. RabbitMQ with 5.94K GitHub stars and 1.78K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kestrel with 2.8K GitHub stars and 326 GitHub forks.
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