ActiveMQ vs. Apache Kafka

As of June 2019, ActiveMQ is ranked 4th in Message Queue (MQ) Software vs Apache Kafka which is ranked 3rd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Apache Kafka writes "Its publisher-subscriber pattern has allowed our applications to access and consume data in real time". ActiveMQ is most compared with RabbitMQ, IBM MQ and Apache Kafka. Apache Kafka is most compared with IBM MQ, ActiveMQ and Solace PubSub+.
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Overview

Apache ActiveMQ is the most popular and powerful open source messaging and Integration Patterns server.

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

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform, with the following capabilities:

  • It lets you publish and subscribe to streams of records. In this respect it is similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system.
  • It lets you store streams of records in a fault-tolerant way.
  • It lets you process streams of records as they occur.

Apache Kafka gets used for two broad classes of application:

  • Building real-time streaming data pipelines that reliably get data between systems or applications.
  • Building real-time streaming applications that transform or react to the streams of data.
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company18%
Mining And Metals Company11%
Engineering Company8%
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Retailer25%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Logistics Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Financial Services Firm48%
Retailer13%
Engineering Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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