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From Christopher Shannon <>
Subject Re: Switch to Artemis from ActiveMQ v5.14.4?
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:28:07 GMT
Artemis is intended to be the follow on to ActiveMQ 5.x.  It is currently
being actively developed to add new features to it with the goal that the
useful features from ActiveMQ will also be added to Artemis.  Most of the
development effort is being done there and ActiveMQ 5.x is basically in
maintenance mode at this point.  There are also some nice features that
Artemis has that don't exist in ActiveMQ 5.x such as replication support.

Performance wise Artemis should certainly be faster than ActievMQ 5.x.  It
has a more modern architecture and there has been a lot of work recently in
terms of performance to make it faster (like memory mapped journal files).
There are more optimizations planned going forward such as buffer pooling
to make it even faster.

In terms of production stability I would say that depends.  Artemis was
based off of HornetQ which was a production broker that supported JMS so
JMS support should generally be stable.  However, there's been a lot of new
features added recently and new features take a little bit of time to work
all of the kinks out of.  An example is AMQP support, the initial support
had issues but there have been a lot of fixes recently to make it more

Your best bet would be to just take a look at Artemis and try it out and
see if it has all the features that you require.  If it doesn't meet your
current use case then you could continue to use the ActiveMQ 5.x broker for
now but it would be helpful if you could create new Jiras or start
discussions on issues you find.

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:49 AM, xabhi <> wrote:

> What is the difference between Artemis and current ActiveMQ versions? When
> should one be preferred over another? Is there any difference between
> features?
> Artemis docs say it has outstanding performance - should this be preferred
> over ActiveMQ? How stable Artemis is in production environments?
> I have been using ActiveMQ since v5.8 and it has worked well and am hearing
> of new messaging products like Artemis(under ActiveMQ umbrella) and Kafka
> etc. I am looking for some feedback for these products when compared to
> ActiveMQ.
> Thanks,
> Abhi
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