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Pros of NATS
Pros of ZeroMQ
  • 22
    Fastest pub-sub system out there
  • 16
    Rock solid
  • 11
    Easy to grasp
  • 4
  • 4
    Easy, Fast, Secure
  • 2
    Robust Security Model
  • 24
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  • 11
    Transport agnostic
  • 7
    No broker required
  • 4
    Low level APIs are in C
  • 4
    Low latency
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1

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Cons of NATS
Cons of ZeroMQ
  • 2
    Persistence with Jetstream supported
  • 1
    No Order
  • 1
    No Persistence
  • 5
    No message durability
  • 3
    Not a very reliable system - message delivery wise
  • 1
    M x N problem with M producers and N consumers

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What is NATS?

Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.

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.

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What tools integrate with NATS?
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What are some alternatives to NATS and ZeroMQ?
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.
NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day. It promotes distributed and decentralized topologies without single points of failure, enabling fault tolerance and high availability coupled with a reliable message delivery guarantee. See features & guarantees.
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
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