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Amazon MQ versus Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events)

25 Nov 2020

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

Amazon MQ Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events)
Scaling

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

not disclosed (default soft limit depends on region; e.g., 2400 msg/sec in eu-west-1)

Max. message size

limited by disk space

256 KB

Persistence

forever (up to 200 GB)

archiving is possible

Replication

Multi-AZ (optional)

Multi-AZ

Order guarantee

yes

no

Delivery guarantee

exactly once; supports distributed (XA) transactions

at least once

Pricing

per broker hour + used storage

per message

Protocols

JMS, AMQP, MQTT, STOMP, OpenWire

AWS Rest API

AWS Integrations

n/a

Lambda, SQS, SNS, and many more

License

open source (Apache ActiveMQ)

AWS only

Encryption at rest

yes

no

Encryption in transit

yes

yes