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From "james strachan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AMQ-816) new transport for load balancing client requests across many brokers
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:04:23 GMT
    [ https://issues.apache.org/activemq/browse/AMQ-816?page=comments#action_36629 ] 
            
james strachan commented on AMQ-816:
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Was talking about this possible new feature with some users the other day and we tried to
come up with a name to refer to this new kinda transport. I was previously struggling to think
of one - then we ended up using the term 'jedi'. The name has kinda stuck - I think its cool
:)

So we could call this the *jedi:* transport :)

> new transport for load balancing client requests across many brokers
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AMQ-816
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/activemq/browse/AMQ-816
>             Project: ActiveMQ
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: james strachan
>             Fix For: 4.2
>
>
> Rather than creating store and forward networks, it might be nice to have a kind of composite
transport where...
> * consumers are created on each broker found/discovered. This allows messages to be sent
to any broker and consumed by any consumer
> * producers could dynmically choose which broker to send a message to (or could just
pick one broker per session/producer)
> this allows for a load balancing layer at the client side which avoids the need for store/forward
networks (which results in more network traffic and often increases load on the brokers).
> So it basically pushes load back to the clients. The downside of this appoach is that
the clients have more connections to brokers - but given the linear scalability of this, it
sounds a great idea to me at least :)

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