nsq VS ZeroMQ

Compare nsq vs ZeroMQ and see what are their differences.

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nsq ZeroMQ
13 12
23,790 8,764
0.2% 0.5%
0.0 0.0
3 months ago about 1 month ago
Go C++
MIT License Mozilla Public License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of nsq. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ZeroMQ. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-27.
  • Essentials of Object Oriented and Functional Programming: A Guide to Modular Code
    3 projects | dev.to | 27 Jul 2023
    FP Libraries: gRPC, ZeroMQ, and AREG are examples of libraries with a special focus on providing possibilities for Interprocess Communication. Developed using C++, they facilitate communication through predefined APIs, emphasizing functional programming concepts.
  • A Modern High-Performance Open Source Message Queuing System
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jul 2023
    Unlikely, but they seem to be different things altogether. BlazingMQ appears to be a traditional message queue (think ActiveMQ), with message peristence. ZeroMQ is more of a network middleware (think Tibco Rendezvous), and does not include persistence.

    BlazingMQ also appears to be more of a "platform" or "service" that an app can use (sort of like Oracle, say) -- ZeroMQ includes libraries that one can use to build an app, service or platform, but none is provided "out of the box".

    Which makes it harder to get started with ZeroMQ, since by definition every ZeroMQ app is essentially built "from scratch".

    If you're interested in ZeroMQ, you may want to check out OZ (https://github.com/nyfix/OZ), which is a Rendezvous-like platform that uses the OpenMAMA API (https://github.com/finos/OpenMAMA) and ZeroMQ (https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq) transport to provide a full-featured network middleware implementation. OZ has been used in our shop since 2020 handling approx 50MM high-value messages per day on our global FIX network.

  • need xbps-src help
    4 projects | /r/voidlinux | 2 Jan 2023
    -- Using src='https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/releases/download/v4.3.4/zeromq-4.3.4.tar.gz'
  • What network messaging library do you recommend?
    6 projects | /r/cpp | 6 Dec 2022
    Just check copying file in source repo https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq
  • What they don't teach you about sockets
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Jul 2022
    I think the situation is more subtle than the poster admits.

    No, ZeroMQ and successors do not tell you about socket state. You can't detect disconnection or reconnection. But then if a TCP connection fails in some way that does not lead to disconnection (packets getting dropped, remote machine powers down), it can't possibly tell you about that either, but you still need to deal with it. So in any case, you need some sort of application-level error detection and recovery; you need heartbeats, and serial numbers in messages, and a protocol for explicitly restarting a connection and performing the initial handshake. And once you have that, explicit connection events from ZeroMQ are much less important.

    Admittedly, given that this is a TCP transport, reporting reconnections would still be useful, because TCP won't ever drop messages from the interior of a sequence itself (if it delivers 15, it has delivered 1 - 14 already), so you shouldn't need the serial numbers.

    And if it's really not possible to detect authentication failures, than that seems rubbish. And it seems that is indeed the case: https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/issues/3505

  • Encryption using ZMQ: How to handle certificates?
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 3 Jul 2022
  • Any good lightweight c++ local socket library for embedded Linux?
    4 projects | /r/cpp_questions | 10 May 2022
    From https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq
    4 projects | /r/cpp_questions | 10 May 2022
    Maybe I am not understanding it correctly, the https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq is GPL v3, and header only file is https://github.com/zeromq/cppzmq MIT license? So I can use the header only library and I don't need to open source my code?
  • can you recommend a production level C++ open source project that I can learn what is the production level code looks like?
    2 projects | /r/Cplusplus | 22 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing nsq and ZeroMQ you can also consider the following projects:

gRPC - The C based gRPC (C++, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, PHP, C#)

NATS - Golang client for NATS, the cloud native messaging system.

NATS - High-Performance server for NATS.io, the cloud and edge native messaging system.

nanomsg - nanomsg library

RabbitMQ - Open source RabbitMQ: core server and tier 1 (built-in) plugins

Cap'n Proto - Cap'n Proto serialization/RPC system - core tools and C++ library

Apache Thrift - Apache Thrift

Chronicle Queue - Micro second messaging that stores everything to disk

Apache Kafka - Mirror of Apache Kafka

rpclib - rpclib is a modern C++ msgpack-RPC server and client library

eCAL - Please visit the new repository: https://github.com/eclipse-ecal/ecal