Amazon SQS Standard versus Amazon MQ

25 Jul 2021

Learn how Amazon SQS Standard differs from Amazon MQ.

Amazon SQS Standard Amazon MQ
Scaling

nearly unlimited

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

Max. message size

256 KB

limited by disk space

Persistence

up to 14 days

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

Lambda

License

AWS only

open source (Apache ActiveMQ)

Encryption at rest

yes

yes

Encryption in transit

yes

yes