ActiveMQ vs RabbitMQ: What are the differences?
Developers describe ActiveMQ as "A message broker written in Java together with a full JMS client". 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. On the other hand, RabbitMQ is detailed as "A messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging". RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider ActiveMQ over the competitors, whereas "It's fast and it works with good metrics/monitoring" was stated as the key factor in picking RabbitMQ.
ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ are both open source tools. RabbitMQ with 5.88K GitHub stars and 1.73K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ActiveMQ with 1.49K GitHub stars and 1.04K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, RabbitMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 921 company stacks & 532 developers stacks; compared to ActiveMQ, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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