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· 5 min read

We have been working for several weeks on a new website for RabbitMQ. We plan to release this significant upgrade shortly after RabbitMQ 3.13.0 is released! At this point, we would love you to visit the new website and tell us what you think :-)

In this blog post, I will go over the reasons we are doing this and what improvements it will bring to you.

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· 6 min read

Stream filtering is a new feature in RabbitMQ 3.13. It allows to save bandwidth between the broker and consuming applications when those applications need only a subset of the messages of a stream.

Keep reading to find out how stream filtering works and see it in action.

Note: RabbitMQ 3.13 is in development at the time of writing

· 13 min read

RabbitMQ 3.12 will be released soon with many new features and improvements. This blog post focuses on the the performance-related differences. The most important change is that the lazy mode for classic queues is now the standard behavior (more on this below). The new implementation should be even more memory efficient while proving higher throughput and lower latency than both lazy or non-lazy implementations did in earlier versions.

For even better performance, we highly recommend switching to classic queues version 2 (CQv2).

· 24 min read

RabbitMQ's core protocol has been AMQP 0.9.1. To support MQTT, STOMP, and AMQP 1.0, the broker transparently proxies via its core protocol. While this is a simple way to extend RabbitMQ with support for more messaging protocols, it degrades scalability and performance.

In the last 9 months, we re-wrote the MQTT plugin to not proxy via AMQP 0.9.1 anymore. Instead, the MQTT plugin parses MQTT messages and sends them directly to queues. This is what we call Native MQTT.

The results are spectacular:

  1. Memory usage drops by up to 95% and hundreds of GBs with many connections.
  2. For the first time ever, RabbitMQ is able to handle millions of connections.
  3. End-to-end latency drops by 50% - 70%.
  4. Throughput increases by 30% - 40%.

Native MQTT turns RabbitMQ into an MQTT broker opening the door for a broader set of IoT use cases.

Native MQTT ships in RabbitMQ 3.12.

· 14 min read

Quorum Queues are a superior replacement for Classic Mirrored Queues that were introduced in RabbitMQ version 3.8. And there are two complementary reasons why you would need to migrate.

First of all, Classic Mirrored Queues were deprecated in 3.9, with a formal announcement posted on August 21, 2021. They will be removed entirely in 4.0

But also they are more reliable and predictable, faster for most workloads and require less maintenance - so you shouldn't feel that your hand is being forced without no apparent reason.

Quorum Queues are better in all regards, but they are not 100%-compatible feature-wise with Mirrored Queues. Thus the migration can look like a daunting task.

After a sneak peek into the future performance improvements, this post outlines a few possible migration strategies and includes guidance on how to deal with incompatible features. The Migrate your RabbitMQ Mirrored Classic Queues to Quorum Queues documentation is also available to help you through the migration process.