VMware RabbitMQ Review

Some of the valuable features are queues, topics, and native cloud app support.

How has it helped my organization?

My company runs on high availability. It is known for high accuracy in its items that are being shipped.

To do this, drivers/vendors who are shipping these items have to send their location details frequently to the server to update their current location. It all depends on accuracy.

Based on this, the end user can plan to receive shipping items on his end. We wanted a JMS tool that can create 'queues' on the fly and pass messages from one system to another.

What is most valuable?

  • Queues and topics
  • Native cloud app support
  • Light-weight
  • Easy maintenance
  • Simple and straightforward admin portals: Made it easy for users and worked out excellently for our requirements

What needs improvement?

The solution needs improvement on performance.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It was stable enough to process our requests.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We were able to operate multiple nodes and we implemented a load balancer to meet our high traffic requirements.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have never needed technical support. It was all there in the API documents provided by RabbitMQ and there are numerous blogs available on internet.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We analyzed our requirement thoroughly and were sure that RabbitMQ was the solution for us. We didn’t look at anything else.

How was the initial setup?

It was bundled with PCF, so it was never a problem for us.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Again, it was part of PCF bundle, so that was never a worry for us.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great product. It is lightweight, supports cloud native applications, is easy to implement, is easily manageable, and has excellent support. I would say, just go for it!

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