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From Suresh Marru <>
Subject Re: AMQP Support for WS-Messenger
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:18:10 GMT
Hi Danushka,

Good thinking, I agree with you for the most part. There are few other concrete use cases
I can suggest, but let me get your thoughts on a particular example:

Currently WS-Eventing is used to track workflow progress. In reality its not so much of the
eventing spec, but the Airavata Information Model which is currently based on Workflow Tracking
schema [1]. As you can see form the Web Based XBaya discussion, if a light weight java script
based workflow GUI has to monitor progress and show real-time status (like the current color
coded), would you say AMQP has any additional advantages? Or if you were to design from scratch,
what would you pick which can build upon a pre-defined information model. 

[1] -

On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:07 PM, Danushka Menikkumbura <>

> Hi,
> When I go through [1], I get the impression that what we really need is an
> extensible event bus that can provide notification push/pull functionality
> so that a gateway developer has the flexibility to come up with his own
> protocol for receiving notifications. At a very higher level the messenger
> would have two main layers, the routing layer and the transport layer. We
> would have the routing rules defined in the routing layer that makes
> notifications available to different transports, such as WS-Notification,
> WS-Eventing, file, mail, AMQP, JMS, etc or any other custom type developed
> as you wish.
> Along the line of AMQP, basically the requirements could be twofold.
> 1. AMQP broker semantics to support pub/sub behavior
> 2. AMPQ wire-level format
> I am not quite sure which makes AMQP more appealing to the scientific
> community, specially in environments like XSEDE. Furthermore, I would like
> to know a typical scenario, either real or hypothetical that could exploit
> the capabilities of AMQP.
> [1] -
> Thanks,
> Danushka

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