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From Suresh Marru <>
Subject [DiSCUSS] Hosted RabbitMQ Server for Airavata
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:59:04 GMT
Hi All,

As we get ready for the 0.14 release, one thing which always comes up is the installation
of RabbitMQ. We addressed this for Zookeper by using embedded server. But thats not a good
approach for RabbitMQ server since its in Erlang (and not in Java, unlike rest of Airavata)
and forking of an external process on different operating systems will lead to unpredictable

How about we mitigate this pointing the release build to a hosted service? Here are some pros
and cons:

* This will alleviate the installation requirements and will go back to one click installation.
* Users will not have to worry about downloading and starting up RabbitMQ server. But can
change it to local or other installations in properties file.
* If a user is trying to use Airavata without having the need for internet connectivity, then
they have to have a local installation. 
* There is a risk of the service being down and the release being pointed to a stale service.
This can be mitigated by a persistent CName alias which points to a hosted server. 
* There are popular rabbitmq hosted services [1], [2], [3] but are often expensive [4] for
a community project. 
* Few of Airavata active developers (along with me) are part of a download airavata project
which runs airavata as a service. Within SciGaP project [1] we could run a persistent service
like atleast for near future. 

Given these tradeoff’s and options, any opinions?  


[1] -
[2] - (which claims to
interoperate with rabbitmq)
[3] -
[4] -
[5] -
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