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Keith Sohl
Consultant
Senior Developer/Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2018

What is most valuable?

RabbitMQ is a solid, widely-used messaging system with a low cost-of-ownership. It is open, but with commercial support potentially available from Pivotal if required. (We… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to set up a messaging system that facilitates data integration between the software modules that we sell. RabbitMQ allowed us to do this quickly so that… more»

What needs improvement?

RabbitMQ is clearly better supported on Linux than it is on Windows. There are idiosyncrasies in the Windows version that are not there on Linux. The documentation for the… more»

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

This is an open source solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that anyone who intends to deploy RabbitMQ on Windows should first consider whether a Linux implementation is a viable option for their situation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at MSMQ, NServiceBus, Azure Service Bus, and Apache Kafka.
Ray Collins
User
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2018

What do you think of RabbitMQ?

What is our primary use case?

I am still comparing RabbitMQ and Kafka, but based upon the information I have gathered RabbitMQ is an awesome tool.

How has it helped my organization?

RabbitMQ will help to remove a lot of the complexities and create a loosely coupled codebase.

What is most valuable?

I like the high throughput of 20K messages/sec, and that it supports multiple protocols. The flexible routing is great as well.

What needs improvement?

The next release should include some of the flexibility and features that Kafka offers.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used IBM MQ software, but it was not applicable to this application.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated and…
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Mark Ray-Smith
Real User
Head of Engineering with 1-10 employees
Dec 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* Out-of-the-box setup and configuration * Great documentation and support from Pivotal * Very useful management console

How has it helped my organization?

* Quick and simple to implement * Easy to build proof-of-concept modules based on working examples from Pivotal.

What needs improvement?

* Difficult to integrate with automated test and CICD * Moving beyond basic configurations can be challenging * Not clear how to implement durable subscriber connections * Not clear how a Rabbit service restart allows subscriber auto re-connect * Service cluster failover depends on shared disk infrastructure.

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What is RabbitMQ?

  • 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.
Also known as
RabbitMQ by Pivotal, Rabbit
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