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Question: What is the biggest difference between ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ?
Answer: RabbitMQ has a larger installed base and more active OSS community.
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Pros
"ActiveMQ is very lightweight and quick."

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"Companies can scale the solution, so long as they have server room.""It can be configured to be a very fast message broker. I like the stability, the built-in admin tools and plugin architecture.""Some of the most valuable features are publish and subscribe, fanout, and queues.""It is easy to use. The addition of more queues and more services can be managed very easily."

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Cons
"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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"The user interface could be improved.""If you're outside IP address range, the clustering no longer has all the features which is problematic.""They should improve on the ability to scale your queues in a very simple and elegant way with the same power that they have would be great.""There are some security concerns that have been raised with this product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are using the open-source version, so we have not looked at any pricing."
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  • "The pricing for RabbitMQ is reasonable. It is worth the cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:IBM MQ has a great reputation behind it, and this solution is very robust with great stability. It is easy to use, simple to configure and integrates well with our enterprise ecosystem and protocols… more »
    Top Answer:It is easy to use. The addition of more queues and more services can be managed very easily.
    Top Answer:The pricing for RabbitMQ is reasonable. It is worth the cost.
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    Also Known As
    AMQ
    RabbitMQ by Pivotal, Rabbit, RabbitMQ
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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

    • RabbitMQ is the most popular open source message broker, with more than 35,000 production deployments world-wide. RabbitMQ is lightweight and easy to deploy on premises and in the cloud and runs on all major operating systems. It supports most developer platforms, multiple messaging protocols and can be deployed in distributed and federated configurations to meet high-scale, high-availability requirements.
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    Sample Customers
    University of Washington, Daugherty Systems, CSC, STG Technologies, Inc. 
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Transportation Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government5%
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    Retailer21%
    University14%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Security Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    ActiveMQ is ranked 4th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review while VMware RabbitMQ is ranked 3rd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 4 reviews. ActiveMQ is rated 10.0, while VMware RabbitMQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ActiveMQ writes "Lightweight and quick solution for microservices intercommunication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware RabbitMQ writes "A good tool that's simple to use and is great for messaging". ActiveMQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, IBM MQ, Anypoint MQ, Red Hat AMQ and PubSub+ Event Broker, whereas VMware RabbitMQ is most compared with IBM MQ, Apache Kafka, Red Hat AMQ, PubSub+ Event Broker and Anypoint MQ.

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