Microservices! Those nice little things separating our concerns and helping us focus. They have been all over the news for several years now. And with them of course the question of how to communicate between them. Let’s delve into RabbitMQ, the most widely deployed OSS message broker.
Why do people love RabbitMQ? It is a lightweight message broker supporting streaming and multiple protocols, with the ability to be deployed on various platforms. It meets the crucial requirements of enterprises such as high availability, resilience, and confidentiality.
After looking at RabbitMQ’s latest announcements and features, we analyze the different protocols, their advantages, and potential limitations. We review various deployment options and assess their advantages in terms of system performance, reliability, and scalability.
Monitoring RabbitMQ holds great importance, and we will discuss its intricacies in detail. Through specific examples, we will demonstrate effective practices for ensuring system stability and early detection of potential issues, thereby minimizing system downtime.
Additionally, we will explore disaster recovery techniques within the context of RabbitMQ and explore how message compression can optimize data throughput costs.
Finally, we’ll review RabbitMQ’s roadmap to get insights into its future developments.