Enterprise Integration Zone is brought to you in partnership with:

Mitch Pronschinske is a Senior Content Analyst at DZone. That means he writes and searches for the finest developer content in the land so that you don't have to. He often eats peanut butter and bananas, likes to make his own ringtones, enjoys card and board games, and is married to an underwear model. Mitch is a DZone Zone Leader and has posted 2573 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

ZeroMQ: Popular and Controversial

02.10.2013
| 7409 views |
  • submit to reddit

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.