Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events) versus Amazon MQ

17 Oct 2021

Learn how Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events) differs from Amazon MQ.

Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events) Amazon MQ
Scaling

not disclosed (default soft limit depends on region; e.g., 10,000 msg/sec in eu-west-1)

80 msg/sec; can be increased with a network of brokers

Max. message size

256 KB

limited by disk space

Persistence

archiving is possible

forever (up to 200 GB)

Replication

Multi-AZ

Multi-AZ (optional)

Order guarantee

no

yes

Delivery guarantee

at least once

exactly once; supports distributed (XA) transactions

Pricing

per message

per broker hour + used storage

Protocols

AWS Rest API

JMS, AMQP, MQTT, STOMP, OpenWire

AWS Integrations

Lambda, SQS, SNS, and many more

Lambda

License

AWS only

open source (Apache ActiveMQ)

Encryption at rest

yes

yes

Encryption in transit

yes

yes