Sandglass vs ZeroMQ: What are the differences?
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.
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.
Sandglass and ZeroMQ can be primarily classified as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by Sandglass are:
- Horizontal scalability
- Highly available
- Persistent storage
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.
Sandglass and ZeroMQ are both open source tools. It seems that ZeroMQ with 5.33K GitHub stars and 1.57K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sandglass with 1.52K GitHub stars and 40 GitHub forks.