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From Tim Bain <>
Subject Re: Performance. Single producer and consumer is slow - 2 producers and 2 consumers is fast.
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:45:09 GMT
Nothing you've described jumps out as a clear reason for the behavior
you're seeing, and I've never heard anyone describe similar behavior.

Do you see the same behavior with one consumer? (i.e. 1:1 is slow, 2:1 is
fast?) And is it just as fast for three (or four) producers as for two, or
does it get even faster with more producers?

Also, can you characterize in more detail what "fast" and "slow" mean here?
Do the producers go faster, or do the consumers? How many messages per
second per consumer/producer?

Are any resources (CPU, memory, disk I/O, disk space, network I/O) on any
of the hosts involved (broker, producers, consumers) pegged or close to

Is the behavior the same for a larger prefetch buffer (e.g. 100 or 1000)?


On Jul 18, 2017 2:19 PM, "Daniel" <> wrote:

I've set up ActiveMQ on a host.
I run one producer and one consumer. The producer is simply pumping 10 000
messages into a queue using a pooled connection. The consumer simply fetches

This is slow. When I add another consumer process nothing changes. When I
add another producer process (now there are 2 producers and 2 consumers) the
producers suddenly start pumping messages significantly faster and the
consumers receive faster.

I can't work out why this is. What explains this behavior?

I'm using persistent messages. I see the same behavior with consumer
prefetch of 1 of 0.

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