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"ActiveMQ is very lightweight and quick."

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"The solution is easy to scale and cost-effective."

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"From the TPS point of view, it's like 100,000 transactions that need to be admitted from different devices and also from the different minor small systems. Those are best fit for Kafka. We have used it on the customer side, and we thought of giving a try to ActiveMQ, but we have to do a lot of performance tests and approval is required before we can use it for this scale."

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"I do not think that this solution is easy to use and the documentation of this solution has a lot of problems and can be improved in the next release. Most of the time, the images in the document are from older versions."

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  • "We are using the open-source version, so we have not looked at any pricing."
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  • "Amazon SQS is more affordable compared to other solutions."
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    Top Answer:ActiveMQ is very lightweight and quick.
    Top Answer:For Kafka, we mainly use it for event sourcing. We have huge concurrent events. From the TPS point of view, it's like 100,000 transactions that need to be admitted from different devices and also from… more »
    Top Answer:We are using ActiveMQ in our customers' companies, so all of the integrations are there. We use this solution for microservices intercommunication.
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    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

    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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    University of Washington, Daugherty Systems, CSC, STG Technologies, Inc. 
    EMS, NASA, BMW, Capital One
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Transportation Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    ActiveMQ is ranked 5th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review while Amazon SQS is ranked 6th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review. ActiveMQ is rated 10.0, while Amazon SQS is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ActiveMQ writes "Lightweight and quick solution for microservices intercommunication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon SQS writes "An affordable, easy-to-scale solution that is simple to deploy and maintain". ActiveMQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, IBM MQ, VMware RabbitMQ, Anypoint MQ and Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service, whereas Amazon SQS is most compared with Amazon MQ, Apache Kafka, Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service, Anypoint MQ and PubSub+ Event Broker.

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