NSQ vs Sandglass: What are the differences?
What is NSQ? A realtime distributed messaging platform. 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.
What is Sandglass? Distributed, scalable, persistent time-sorted message queue. A distributed, horizontally scalable, persistent, time ordered message queue. Developed to support asynchronous tasks and message scheduling which makes it suitable for usage as a task queue.
NSQ and Sandglass can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by NSQ are:
- support distributed topologies with no SPOF
- horizontally scalable (no brokers, seamlessly add more nodes to the cluster)
- low-latency push based message delivery (performance)
On the other hand, Sandglass provides the following key features:
- Horizontal scalability
- Highly available
- Persistent storage
NSQ and Sandglass are both open source tools. NSQ with 15.6K GitHub stars and 2.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sandglass with 1.52K GitHub stars and 40 GitHub forks.