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Migrating from RabbitMQ to Amazon MQ
Sam Dengler, AWS Solutions Architect. June 26, 2018

Learn how to launch a new Amazon MQ instance, and migrate from a RabbitMQ to Amazon MQ message broker using clients for ActiveMQ, Apache Qpid JMS, and Spring JmsTemplates. We'll also review practices for Amazon MQ and changes from RabbitMQ to Amazon MQ to support Publish/Subscribe message patterns. >>Read blog

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Measuring the throughput for Amazon MQ using the JMS Benchmark
Trevor Dyck, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Messaging, and Alan Protasio, Software Development Engineer, Amazon Web Services, May 28, 2018

In this post, we demonstrate how to measure the throughput for Amazon MQ using JMS Benchmark. It should take between 15–20 minutes to set up the environment and an hour to run the benchmark. We also provide some tips on how to configure Amazon MQ for optimal throughput. >>Read blog

Running ActiveMQ in a Hybrid Cloud Environment with Amazon MQ
Greg Share, AWS Solutions Architect, Feb 19, 2018

This post shows you how to use Amazon MQ to integrate on-premises and cloud environments using the network of brokers feature of ActiveMQ. It provides configuration parameters for a one-way duplex connection for the flow of messages from an on-premises ActiveMQ message broker to Amazon MQ. >>Read blog


This post demonstrates one approach to invoking AWS Lambda from queues and topics managed by Amazon MQ brokers. This and other similar patterns can be useful in integrating legacy systems with serverless architectures. You could also integrate systems already migrated to the cloud that use common APIs such as JMS. >>Read blog

Jeff Barr, AWS Evangelist, Nov 28, 2017

This post provides an introduction to Amazon MQ and shows how to create and launch a message broker in a few quick steps. >>Read blog

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