Samza vs ZeroMQ: What are the differences?
What is Samza? A distributed stream processing framework. Samza allows you to build stateful applications that process data in real-time from multiple sources including Apache Kafka.
What is ZeroMQ? 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.
Samza and ZeroMQ can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by Samza are:
- HIGH PERFORMANCE
- HORIZONTALLY SCALABLE
- EASY TO OPERATE
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.
Samza and ZeroMQ are both open source tools. It seems that ZeroMQ with 5.43K GitHub stars and 1.59K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Samza with 565 GitHub stars and 243 GitHub forks.