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Learning RabbitMQ

By : Martin Toshev
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Learning RabbitMQ

By: Martin Toshev

Overview of this book

RabbitMQ is Open Source Message Queuing software based on the Advanced Message Queue Protocol Standard written in the Erlang Language. RabbitMQ is an ideal candidate for large-scale projects ranging from e-commerce and finance to Big Data and social networking because of its ease of use and high performance. Managing RabbitMQ in such a dynamic environment can be a challenging task that requires a good understanding not only of how to work properly with the message broker but also of its best practices and pitfalls. Learning RabbitMQ starts with a concise description of messaging solutions and patterns, then moves on to concrete practical scenarios for publishing and subscribing to the broker along with basic administration. This knowledge is further expanded by exploring how to establish clustering and high availability at the level of the message broker and how to integrate RabbitMQ with a number of technologies such as Spring, and enterprise service bus solutions such as MuleESB and WSO2. We will look at advanced topics such as performance tuning, secure messaging, and the internals of RabbitMQ. Finally we will work through case-studies so that we can see RabbitMQ in action and, if something goes wrong, we'll learn to resolve it in the Troubleshooting section.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning RabbitMQ
About the Author
About the Reviewers


  1. How can you optimize the performance of a single RabbitMQ instance?

  2. How can you optimize the performance of a single RabbitMQ cluster?

  3. How do acknowledgments and publisher confirms affect the performance?

  4. What tool can you use to measure the performance of a RabbitMQ instance?

  5. How can you set memory and disk free limits per RabbitMQ instance?

  6. What is QoS prefetching and how does it affect the performance?

  7. How do message persistence and message TTL affect the performance?

  8. How can you monitor memory, disk, and CPU consumption of a RabbitMQ instance?

  9. How can you evaluate RabbitMQ against other message brokers in terms of performance?

  10. Is RabbitMQ better than ActiveMQ or ZeroMQ in terms of performance?