What we like
Easy to run locally in Docker (1 command to get running). SDKs for Node, Go, Python, .NET, Java to produce and consume messages. Also has a REST API. Supports storage in memory, on disk, and remote e.g. S3. Native cluster mode for redundancy. Built-in web GUI for management.
What we don't like
Common queue protocols (AMQP, MQTT) are on the roadmap. Clustering requires k8s.
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