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ZeroMQ: Popular and Controversial

02.10.2013
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I found a very good review  of ZeroMQ from Pieter Hintjens, a veteran in distributed software.  He not only had a strength and weakness review of ZeroMQ, but he also had an interesting and critical take on a popular message queue, RabbitMQ:

RabbitMQ makes big problems simpler by putting a broker in the middle and mandating, “This is the centre of everything”. It’s like saying, “The centre of the Internet is Facebook”.  Simpler, if not totally accurate. RabbitMQ is a great piece of software but I’d never use it. It would be like using Subversion again when I’ve understood how Git works.   -- Pieter Hintjens


I've also condensed his pros and cons (well only one) into a bulleted list here:

Con

  • Security has to be layered on top.

Pros

  • Patterns and transports
  • Support for over 40 languages
  • Easier multithreading


Check out the full article though.