Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Message Queuing Systems

  • Sara BouchenakEmail author
  • Noël de Palma
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1548


Message-oriented middleware (MOM); Message-oriented systems; Messaging systems; Queuing systems


A message is an information sent by a sender process to a receiver process. A message queue is a mechanism that allows a sender process and a receiver process to exchange messages. The sender posts a message in the queue, and the receiver retrieves the message from the queue. A message queuing system provides a means to build distributed systems, where distributed processes communicate through messages exchanged via queues.

Key Points

A message queuing system provides several facilities, such as creating messages, creating queues, initializing sender and receiver processes, and providing a means to send and receive messages.

First of all, a message queuing system provides a facility to build a message and fill it with data. Properties may be associated with a message, such as the message size, the message expiration time and the message priority.

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    The Apache software foundation. Apache ActiveMQ. 2008. http://activemq.apache.org/

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Grenoble I – INRIAGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.INPG – INRIAGrenobleFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Cristiana Amza
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Eng.Univ. of TorontoTorontoCanada