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"I'm impressed, I think that Active MQ is great."

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"The solution has really cool features to use. Its management console is excellent. You can utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network.""The security is great.""The most valuable feature is that it's really customizable.""Some of the most valuable features are publish and subscribe, fanout, and queues."

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"This solution could improve by providing better documentation."

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"I was struggling with installing a few things. It would be good if was somewhat similar to RedHat. There should be more documentation regarding installation troubleshooting.""Their implementation is quite tricky. It's not that easy to implement RabbitMQ as a cluster.""When you have complex tasks, RabbitMQ is hard to use.""They should improve on the ability to scale your queues in a very simple and elegant way with the same power that they have would be great."

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"are using the open-source version, which can be used free of cost."

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Top Answer: Some of the most valuable features are publish and subscribe, fanout, and queues.
Top Answer: We are using the open-source version, which can be used free of cost.
Top Answer: RabbitMQ provides the ability to scale queues in a very simple and elegant way. If it had a “failure queue” with robust delivery and recovery built-in with the same power, that would be great. We use… more »
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RabbitMQ by Pivotal, Rabbit, RabbitMQ
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Overview

Apache ActiveMQ is the most popular and powerful open source messaging and Integration Patterns server.

Apache ActiveMQ is fast, supports many Cross Language Clients and Protocols, comes with easy to use Enterprise Integration Patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4. Apache ActiveMQ is released under the Apache 2.0 License

  • RabbitMQ is the most popular open source message broker, with more than 35,000 production deployments world-wide. RabbitMQ is lightweight and easy to deploy on premises and in the cloud and runs on all major operating systems. It supports most developer platforms, multiple messaging protocols and can be deployed in distributed and federated configurations to meet high-scale, high-availability requirements.
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ActiveMQ is ranked 5th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review while VMware RabbitMQ is ranked 4th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 4 reviews. ActiveMQ is rated 7.0, while VMware RabbitMQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ActiveMQ writes "Stable with a straightforward setup, but better documentation is needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware RabbitMQ writes "Beneficial features, simple install, highly scalable, and simple "pub/sub" model". ActiveMQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, IBM MQ, Anypoint MQ, Red Hat AMQ and PubSub+ Event Broker, whereas VMware RabbitMQ is most compared with IBM MQ, Apache Kafka, PubSub+ Event Broker, Red Hat AMQ and Anypoint MQ.

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