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Fast, lightweight messaging library that allows you to design complex communication system without much effort
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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.
ZeroMQ is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
ZeroMQ is an open source tool with 6.2K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ZeroMQ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ZeroMQ?

50 companies reportedly use ZeroMQ in their tech stacks, including energy2market,, and XING.

125 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ZeroMQ.

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Public Decisions about ZeroMQ

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ZeroMQ in their tech stack.

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

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ZeroMQ's 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.
  • High-speed asynchronous I/O engines, in a tiny library.
  • Backed by a large and active open source community.
  • Supports every modern language and platform.
  • Build any architecture: centralized, distributed, small, or large.
  • Free software with full commercial support.

ZeroMQ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ZeroMQ?
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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.
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.
Apache ActiveMQ is fast, supports many Cross Language Clients and Protocols, comes with easy to use Enterprise Integration Patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4. Apache ActiveMQ is released under the Apache 2.0 License.
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