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NSQ vs ZeroMQ: What are the differences?

Developers describe NSQ as "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. On the other hand, ZeroMQ is detailed as "Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort". 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.

NSQ and ZeroMQ 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, ZeroMQ provides the following key features:

  • Connect your code in any language, on any platform.
  • Carries messages across inproc, IPC, TCP, TPIC, multicast.
  • Smart patterns like pub-sub, push-pull, and router-dealer.

"It's in golang" is the primary reason why developers consider NSQ over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking ZeroMQ.

NSQ and ZeroMQ are both open source tools. NSQ with 15.5K GitHub stars and 2.04K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ZeroMQ with 5.28K GitHub stars and 1.56K GitHub forks.

SocialDecode, Binary.com, and Pixotale are some of the popular companies that use ZeroMQ, whereas NSQ is used by Docker, Segment, and bitly. ZeroMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 35 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to NSQ, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

What is NSQ?

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 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 are some alternatives to NSQ and ZeroMQ?
    RabbitMQ
    RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    Redis
    Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
    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.
    gRPC
    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...
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    OnlineCity uses ZeroMQZeroMQ

    Our platform is based on interconnected services with a custom RPC protocol based on ZeroMQ and inspired by ZeroMQs LPP/MDP protocols.

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    InsideSales.com uses NSQNSQ

    The built-in Gamification that comes with our Playbooks application uses NSQ for work queues and microservice communication.

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    Runbook uses ZeroMQZeroMQ

    Our backend monitors and reactions all talk over ZeroMQ.

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    clonn uses ZeroMQZeroMQ

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