ActiveMQ Review

Provides message delivery and mirroring. It does not scale out well.


What is most valuable?

Reliable message delivery and mirroring.

What needs improvement?

It does not scale out well. It ends up being very complex if you have a lot of mirror queues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did have scalability issues. It does not scale out well.

How is customer service and technical support?

As with a lot of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), it is what you pay for.

Which solutions did we use previously?

This is our first foray into the world of messages.

How was the initial setup?

The terminology and configuration took some time to learn. In some ways, it does not do what you think it will do, so be careful.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at RabbitMQ and AWS SQS.

What other advice do I have?

If you are getting started, go with Kafka.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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