[rabbitmq-discuss] STOMP performance problems at > 1200 messages/s

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Tue Nov 8 20:15:16 GMT 2011


On 08/11/11 19:56, Al Tobey wrote:
> I would hope [STOMP] could be within a few percent of AMQP or even
> faster since the protocol is smaller & simpler, but I totally
> understand why RabbitMQ chose to back it on AMQP.

We certainly could optimise STOMP processing quite a bit; but so far 
only very few users have expressed the need for that, so we are not 
planning any major improvements in the near term.

Whether STOMP processing can be faster than AMQP remains to be seen. 
While the structure of a message is more complex in AMQP than STOMP 
message, its representation is easier to parse in the former than the 
latter - AMQP's fixed-length and length-prefixed binary data can be 
processed more efficiently (and, in case of Erlang, with less code) than 
the newline-terminated text in STOMP headers.


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