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From akkij <>
Subject Re: ActiveMQ deployment options
Date Sun, 05 Oct 2008 20:20:45 GMT

Thanks Bruce for the reply.

Does it mean that ActiveMQ embedded within tomcat gives better performance
as there is no network call involved?


bsnyder wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM, akkij <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have decided to use ActiveMQ for asynchronous messaging involved in
>> one
>> of our projects. I have been going through various documentation related
>> to
>> ActiveMQ; however i am looking for a specific information which
>> unfortunately i couldn't get.
>> If i am not mistaken then ActiveMQ can be intalled as a standalone
>> process
>> as well as embedded within tomcat server. If this is correct then i would
>> like to know which of these 2 options is better and why? What happens to
>> the
>> Queue and Messages in case if ActiveMQ is embedded within tomcat and the
>> tomcat instance goes down?
> ActiveMQ provides a few different deployment options, two of which are
> stand alone as its own process and embedded in another process such as
> Tomcat. Neither one is inherently better than the other, it really
> comes down to the advantages and disadvantages of each that should be
> compared for a given situation. Deploying ActiveMQ stand alone means
> that it's not dependent upon other processes. Embedding ActiveMQ
> inside another process means if that process goes down, so does
> ActiveMQ. However, when embedding ActiveMQ in another Java process,
> the vm:// protocol can be used to connect to the broker using local
> calls without using the network stack. Whereas connecting to ActiveMQ
> running stand alone can only be achieved using remote protocols which
> involves TCP sockets.
> Bruce
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