[AWS] Amazon MQ

Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.

Amazon Message Queue

  • Amazon MQ supports industry-standard APIs and protocols for messaging, including JMS, NMS, AMQP, STOMP, MQTT, and WebSocket.
    • You can switch from any standards-based message broker to Amazon MQ without rewriting the messaging code in your applications.
  • MQ manages administrative tasks such as hardware provisioning, setup, patching, and failure recovery.


  • Single-instance broker
    • One broker lives in a single AZ
  • Active/Standby broker
    • multi-AZs for high availability


  • Durability-optimized broker: backed by EFS to support high availability and message durability
  • Throughput-optimized broker: backed by EBS to support low latency and high throughput for high-volume applications

SQS vs. MQ

  • Use MQ if you are already using an industry-standard messaging service and want to migrate to AWS.
  • Use SQS and SNS if you are building a new message system. SQL is a lightweight, fully managed service that scales almost infinitely and provides simple, easy-to-use APIs.

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