|Stable release||3.2.0 / October 23, 2013|
|Type||AMQP, message-oriented middleware|
|License||Mozilla Public License|
RabbitMQ is open source message broker software (sometimes called message-oriented middleware) that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). The RabbitMQ server is written in the Erlang programming language and is built on the Open Telecom Platform framework for clustering and failover.
Rabbit Technologies Ltd., develops and provides support for RabbitMQ. Rabbit Technologies started as a joint venture between LShift and CohesiveFT in 2007, and was acquired in April 2010 by SpringSource, a division of VMware. The project became part of GoPivotal in May 2013.
The source code is released under the Mozilla Public License. The project consists of:
- The RabbitMQ exchange server itself
- Gateways for HTTP, Streaming Text Oriented Messaging Protocol (STOMP), and MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocols
- AMQP client libraries for Java, .NET Framework, and Erlang. (AMQP clients for other languages are available from other vendors)
- A plug-in platform for custom additions, with a pre-defined collection of supported plug-ins, including:
- a "Shovel" plug-in that takes care of copying (replicating) messages from one broker to another
- a "Federation" plug-in that enables efficient sharing of messages between brokers (at the exchange level)
- a "Management" plug-in that enables monitoring and control of brokers and clusters of brokers.
- "Launch of RabbitMQ Open Source Enterprise Messaging". Press release. February 8, 2007. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- "Rabbit Technologies announce acquisition by SpringSource". Press release. April 13, 2010. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
- "Proudly part of Pivotal". Press release. May 14, 2010. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
- Joern Barthel (2009-09-13). "Getting started with AMQP and RabbitMQ". InfoQ.
- Peter Cooper (2009-04-09). "RabbitMQ - A Fast, Reliable Queuing Option for Rubyists". RubyInside.
- "RabbitMQ: An Open Source Messaging Broker That Just Works". Google Tech Talks. 2008-09-25.
- RabbitMQ web site
- Evaluation for Second Life by Linden Labs
- Using RabbitMQ, Spring AMQP, and Spring Integration
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