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Kestrel

Simple, distributed message queue system
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What is Kestrel?

Kestrel is based on Blaine Cook's "starling" simple, distributed message queue, with added features and bulletproofing, as well as the scalability offered by actors and the JVM.
Kestrel is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Kestrel is an open source tool with 2.8K GitHub stars and 328 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kestrel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kestrel?

Companies
13 companies reportedly use Kestrel in their tech stacks, including XYZ Technology, Analytics, and OPLOG Dev Tech.

Developers
20 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kestrel.

Kestrel's Features

  • Written by Robey Pointer
  • Starling clone written in Scala (a port of Starling from Ruby to Scala)
  • Queues are stored in memory, but logged on disk

Kestrel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kestrel?
NGINX
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Falcon
Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.
Mantis
It is a free web-based bug tracking system. It provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively.
Owin
It is a standard for an interface between .NET Web applications and Web servers. It is a community-owned open-source project.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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Kestrel's Followers
44 developers follow Kestrel to keep up with related blogs and decisions.