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A light weight server for reliable distributed message passing
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What is Starling?

Starling is a powerful but simple messaging server that enables reliable distributed queuing with an absolutely minimal overhead. It speaks the MemCache protocol for maximum cross-platform compatibility. Any language that speaks MemCache can take advantage of Starling's queue facilities.
Starling is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Starling is an open source tool with 470 GitHub stars and 67 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Starling's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Starling?


7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Starling.

Starling's Features

  • Written by Blaine Cook at Twitter
  • Starling is a Message Queue Server based on MemCached
  • Written in Ruby
  • Stores jobs in memory (message queue)

Starling Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Starling?
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Sparrow keeps messages in memory, but persists them to disk, using Sqlite, when the queue is shutdown.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
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Starling's Followers
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