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Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud. Message brokers allow different software systems–often using different programming languages, and on different platforms–to communicate and exchange information. Amazon MQ reduces your operational load by managing the provisioning, setup, and maintenance of ActiveMQ, a popular open-source message broker. Connecting your current applications to Amazon MQ is easy because it uses industry-standard APIs and protocols for messaging, including JMS, NMS, AMQP, STOMP, MQTT, and WebSocket. Using standards means that in most cases, there’s no need to rewrite any messaging code when you migrate to AWS.

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. SQS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating message oriented middleware, and empowers developers to focus on differentiating work. Using SQS, you can send, store, and receive messages between software components at any volume, without losing messages or requiring other services to be available. Get started with SQS in minutes using the AWS console, Command Line Interface or SDK of your choice, and three simple commands.

SQS offers two types of message queues. Standard queues offer maximum throughput, best-effort ordering, and at-least-once delivery. SQS FIFO queues are designed to guarantee that messages are processed exactly once, in the exact order that they are sent.

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Amazon MQ is ranked 9th in Message Queue (MQ) Software while Amazon SQS is ranked 6th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review. Amazon MQ is rated 0.0, while Amazon SQS is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon SQS writes "An affordable, easy-to-scale solution that is simple to deploy and maintain". Amazon MQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, VMware RabbitMQ, Red Hat AMQ and Anypoint MQ, whereas Amazon SQS is most compared with Apache Kafka, Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service, IBM MQ, Anypoint MQ and VMware RabbitMQ.

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