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Master-Slave Cluster - How to make sure the master is really dead for the slave to take over?

I have a in-house messaging system, similar to a message broker. We have one master message broker and one slave message broker. A message broker just receives messages and sends them to all nodes. ...
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Message queues: Cluster of “send mail” and analytics consumers, ensure dispatch to only one mail-consumer and only one analytics-consumer

It seems there's lots of ways to create a task queue where something like a round-robin algo rotate tasks between consumers, but say I have a user queue, and I want to both send a welcome mail and do ...
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Eventing solutions for java legacy applications too old for real JMS queue/topic eventing?

What are some architectural solutions that can mimic eventing for systems (Java) that are too old to implement eventing solutions, such as conventional Queue/Topic based JMS messaging? I have a ...
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How to guarantee web script execution sequence/order or not parallels queues

This is a very simplified version of the problem: You have an integer saved on a server called "B" and you have an script saved on a server call "A" exposed to the internet. The script pulls the ...
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Simple messaging pattern to replace shared DB? [closed]

There are two modules A and B using the same DB. A imports B as a JAR. I read that messaging patterns can replace the tightly coupled solution of using a shared DB but I am not sure which message ...
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Using flat files vs database/API as a transport between a frontend and backend

I've got an application which has generated a rather heated discussion between a couple of the developers. Basically, it's split into a web layer and a backend layer. The web layer collects ...
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Guaranteed message sending for messages of different priority for different modules

We have created a message que system using priority messages. The idea behind this is as follows: We have a list of clients. All clients know if (and what kind of priority) messages they have ...
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What is an appropriate pattern for handling a queue of network events in C++?

I'm writing an application that sends and receives messages over the network and pushes them into a std::deque queue. and I'm looking for the appropriate programming pattern to handle all of the ...
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Fault-tolerant, distributed, event dispatcher architecture?

I'm building an event handler/dispatcher for my monolith, aiming to slowly replace big parts of it by delegating jobs to other systems via events. For example, sending emails when a customer buys ...
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MVC WebApplication as MQ Subscriber

We have a Web (.Net MVC5) application that we are looking to start offloading some of the heavy processing off the Web Application to a distributed services layer. As part of this process we are ...
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Understanding the Single-Writer Principle

The article on the Single-Writer Principle of the Mechanical Sympathy blog explains how bad queues are (performance-wise), because they need to be able to receive messages from multiple produers, and ...
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Distributed transactions with Kafka

I need to implement a transaction that spans over loosely coupled (SOA+MOM) components. When a particular event is received, FOO and BAR need to do a transactional operation: that is, both the ...
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Why database as queue so bad? [closed]

I've just read this article, and I'm confused. Let's imagine 1 webapp and 1 distinct application acting as "worker", both sharing the same database. Oh, I said "sharing"..but what does the article ...
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How many Topics (queues) to practically use in an ESB

In all the Service Bus examples and tutorials I've seen, they cover publishing a single message to a single Topic that is picked up by a single listening Subscriber. Whilst this is good for a simple ...
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Does Akka obsolesce JMS/AMQP message brokers? [closed]

I spent the last week deep diving into the Akka docs and finally understand what actor systems are, and the problems that they solve. My understanding (and experience with) traditional JMS/AMQP ...
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Is it always the best way to go to queue emails instead of sending them real-time? [duplicate]

If you had to decide between queueing emails and sending them real-time, is it always the best way to go putting them in a queue and sending them one by one instead of instantly as soon as a user ...
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Building workflow driven applications [closed]

Quick primer: I am a happy developer on the Microsoft platform. Up to now I never had to design any applications which contained long running processes (with or without human interaction).In the past ...
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Using short-lived REST requests to obtain messages from a message queue for clients

I would like to put together a system where clients obtain messages from a REST API, but with the producer being able to use the semantics of a message queue: e.g. ordering of messages, a destination ...
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Design pattern for large amounts of overflowing data?

Our current queues publish messages that consumed by 3rd party services with rate limits. Currently the messages are retried with exponential back-off. However there could be cases where data is ...
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Azure ServiceBus Queue: Consumer Application

I am running a .net MVC4 web application. I want to be able to hit an action on a controller, create an email and send it to my service bus queue to be processed (sent). What are my options as far ...
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Is it worth it to use a message-queue framework in this case?

We have these things called "executions" that are run at certain times. They have a delay property that basically says "execute me after delay microseconds`. Currently we are using Cassandra as a ...
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Message queue vs database for delayed tasks

I need to build a system that can handle a fairly high amount of delayed tasks (e.g. scheduled emails). For non-delayed tasks I would go for something like RabbitMQ. But, is it ok to let tasks ...
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How do I handle long running third party calls from backing up my message queue?

Here is my exact scenario. I must make requests to a third party service The service takes ~15 seconds to respond It also has no webhooks or any call back mechanisms These requests are not made ...
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How to use Messagequeing in a distributed web application

I am curious for solutions to this problem: Assume we are going to build an online-store. To better scale parts of the architecture, it is broken into independend subsystems. The typical scenario ...
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A layer of abstraction too far?

Using an enterprise service bus, a message translator pulls a message off the queue ready to be consumed by a service. The translator picks up the message in a canonical data model (CDM) form and ...
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Architecture design for Java servlet that triggers work (for sending push notifications)

I'm designing a push notification server (for pushing notification via APNS and Google servers) and have come up with the following design for a Java based web application server. I would really like ...
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Persist data downloaded by Celery workers

I'm working in a tool that downloads tweets from Twitter to process them later. For this purpose I'm using Celery with RabbitMQ, sending task with the keywords that must be tracked by the workers. My ...
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Improve communication between controller and trackers in a Twitter fetcher tool using RabbitMQ or Apache Flume

I've been working for a time with some researches developing a tool to fetch tweets from Twitter and process them in some way. The first prototype "worked" but became a pain as we used sockets to ...
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Will a MQ topic persist messages when one of the consumers is down [closed]

If I have a websphere MQ topic and 3 listeners have subscribed to the Topic. One listener is down when a message comes in the Topic. Other listeners consume the message. When the listener comes back ...
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Storm topology to handle “dating website”-like workloads

suppose im writing a dating website, similar to okcupid. there are profiles, and i need to compute the (N^2) "match" table - given every 2 profiles whats the match between them? I was thinking this ...
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Job queue dispatching based on resource constraints

We have a job-queue shaped hole in our architecture, but it isn't immediately obvious that there's a piece of existing software to fill it. There may be a reason for this, or there might not, so let ...
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Web Service and Message Queue

We're looking at creating a web services/REST API layer that will be consumed by web and mobile clients. To make the solution more robust I was considering putting the commands from PUT, POST, and ...
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Sequencing distributed tasks with a distributed DB

Background I have two separate processes, WriteIt() and ReadIt(). One creates records, and the other processes the records in a DB cluster. Once WriteIt() creates a record, it queues a ReadIt() ...
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Options for repeated distributed task

Scenario My project has a need to periodically scan the database and notify administrators for particular issues. For example: Any errors in the logs since last update? Do values match expected ...
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Using message queue systems - forcing synchronous processing

I have a php process producer-a which places a job on RabbitMQ a - deferring processing to a third-party service. The 3rd party service completes processing a and places a response onto queue b. I ...
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Is having a bi directional message queue a design smell?

I have an architecture with 1 backend server and multiple frontend servers. The frontend servers are connected in a bi-directional (web sockets) connection to clients so they can send messages to ...
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Design a Queuing Solution with Clustering and Multiple Consumers

It is a Design Problem which I am listing out here. I have different set of business operations that are carried out for different business entities. Operations: Operation A Operation B Operation ...
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UML: Queue processor in a sequence diagram

Which is the appropriate way of representing a queue processor in a UML sequence diagram? I want to represent in the same diagram two systems that are loosely coupled through a queue. The first ...
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Push-Based Events in a Services Oriented Architecture

I have come to a point, in building a services oriented architecture (on top of Thrift), that I need to expose events and allow listeners. My initial thought was, "create an EventService" to handle ...
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More than 20 Records Inserted in a Span of 1 Sec

Well, this is not specific to any programming languages. I came across this situation in Android, iOS, PHP and .NET. The problem is many times I come across a situation while building IoT apps, where ...
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Kafka, is it possible to get the message offset after producing?

While using Apache Kafka, is it possible to get the offset of the message that has been produced? From the Kafka documentation page it says: each message in the partition are assigned a unique ...
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When to use a message queue as a web service database?

Does it make sense to implement a message queue system such as RabbitMQ or Kafka for the purpose of storing data in a queue? For example, this could be done in order to handle things such as ...
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Should I have a queue with SMS requests to picked up by a separate process or connect directly to the API?

I created an email queue where I put the requests for emails to be sent. If the SMTP server is unavailable, the requests are not lost. When the SMTP server gets back online, the background service ...
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Passing notifications between programs written in different programming languages

I work in a team of people with experience in varied programming languages. Recently we were required to build a report when an order is placed in our system. Our ecommerce store runs on PHP and the ...
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Locking database records

What I have right now: A table with lot of records. About 200 users can select a record according to some rules based on the data in each record. There is a high chance that 2 or more users will ...
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Architecting Python application consisting of many small scripts

I am building an application which, at the moment, consists of many small Python scripts. Each Python script processes items from one Amazon SQS queue. Emails come into an initial queue and are ...
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How to get JMS to front end

I currently have a web application and I would like to add a messaging feature to it. In order to do that, I use JMS(actually OpenMQ, the implementation provided with Glassfish 3). The problem is that ...
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How to Recover from Inconsistent Job State without Database Polling

I'm working on scaling an application which is currently polling a mySQL database to send async jobs to a background processing system. A state machine is being used to keep track of the entities ...
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Best way to notify the client in real time that their queue (e.g. SQS) job has finished?

Current Scenario Our application allows users to upload (Amazon S3) and manage their files through our interface. Currently those users can download the files directly from S3/Cloudfront through our ...
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Estimating time remaining in a queue with multiple workers

I've been trying to figure out a way of calculating the estimated time remaining for an item in a queue when there are multiple workers processing items from the single queue. A client submits a job ...