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


Valuable Features:

Reliable message delivery and mirroring.

Room for Improvement:

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

Use of Solution:

I have used ActiveMQ for about four years.

Scalability Issues:

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

Technical Support:

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

Previous Solutions:

This is our first foray into the world of messages.

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.

Other Solutions Considered:

We looked at RabbitMQ and AWS SQS.

Other Advice:

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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