ActiveMQ Alternatives and Competitors

Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Kafka vs. RabbitMQ and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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Senior Consultant at Infosys Technologies Ltd
Jan 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it can handle high volume. Apache Kafa is open-source and some of our clients are interested in becoming more involved in that.

What needs improvement?

Kafka does not provide control over the message queue, so we do not know whether we are experiencing lost or duplicate messages. Better control over the message queue would be an improvement. Solutions such as ActiveMQ do afford better… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Apache Kafka is open-source and can be used free of charge.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also have experience with IBM MQ.

What other advice do I have?

In this type of solution, you need to be able to accept a high volume of messages, but not lose any, and not have any duplicates. Because we are unable to control the queue in Kafka, I cannot say that this works 100%. The suitability of… more»
TomaszSobota
Real User
User at Netcompany
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has really cool features to use. Its management console is excellent. You can utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network. It's wonderful. I really like it.

What needs improvement?

I was struggling with installing a few things. It would be good if was somewhat similar to RedHat. There should be more documentation regarding installation troubleshooting. It's pretty straightforward, the setup, but it would be useful to know what to do if you do face certain challenges. Right… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'm only really using the solution for the purposes of research. I've just installed and am working on the latest version. My interest in the solution is purely academic, so I can't speak to how it would function within an organization. I'd definitely recommend the solution, especially over HTTP in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was considering using ActiveMQ on AWS, but after some research, I decided RabbitMO was a more complex solution and one that is more commonly used, so I chose RabbitMQ over it.
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Kafka vs. IBM MQ and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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