Large Numbers of Bindings With RabbitMQ
Aug 19, 2021
RabbitMQ (or more specifically the AMQP protocol) provides a degree of flexibility over other message-queue solutions with its exchange-binding-queue model. Some possible solutions to scaling or business issues result in large numbers of bindings being created, perhaps thousands per queue. We tested RabbitMQ to find out what the binding performance limits were and present the results in this post. It seems that large numbers of bindings are not in themselves a performance issue, but on a RabbitMQ cluster, “binding churn” the rate at which they are created and destroyed can have a large impact on message delivery and because bindings can take time to propagate through the cluster there is the possibility of message loss.