How can a Pure Software Messaging Solution Whip the NIC off a Hardware Messaging Appliance?

Why is it that the latest Bugatti Veyron doesn’t have the fastest time at the Top Gear test track? How could a highly regulated or constrained 2004 Renault R24 Formula One outperform it? The Bugatti outperforms the F1 in many tests; but not on that prestigious Top Gear track due...

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Composite Message Types: Answers Beyond Ints

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams conveyed to us that the earth was actually a...

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Fresh From the Lab: AMPS 4.3

At 60East, we’ve been heads down in the lab, mixing up new ingredients to bring you the future of messaging today. We’ve just released AMPS 4.3.1.0. This release focuses on extending the futuristic capabilities we introduced in AMPS 4.0, making AMPS even better! Here are just a few of the...

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Tip: Easy File Sharing

At 60East, we’re always helping teams analyze complex, interconnected software systems. One thing that’s easy to take for granted is file sharing – something that’s not always easy to do between teams in large enterprises. There are often great reasons for this, but for transmission of log files containing no...

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Scale Up and Out

CIO Review recently published “Scale Up and Out: The Changing Face of High Performance Computing” by Jeffrey M. Birnbaum. This article describes the state of high performance computing, and how things have changed since 1998. You can get the PDF, or read the article online.

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No Filesystem? No Problem! Keeping State in AMPS

AMPS makes a great platform for distributing messages to worker processes. The combination of low latency delivery, the SOW last value cache, message replay, and powerful content filtering make it easy to build a scalable grid of workers. In this post, we show how to extend the AMPS client to...

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How Fast Can You Go?

AMPS is built from the ground up to go fast. AMPS tries to deliver messages at the fastest rate that an individual consumer can handle. AMPS has sophisticated machinery to try to find the fastest possible delivery rate for an individual consumer, and AMPS works hard1 to keep slower consumers...

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New Feature: Keep It All Together With CorrelationId

One of the best things about AMPS is the way that it keeps publishers completely independent from subscribers. Publishers don’t need to know how many subscribers are listening for a message, where they are, or even whether they’re connected at a given point in time. That flexibility pays off: once...

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Yuck! Stateless Poison Message Handling

It’s January, and many people (including me) are thinking about the food they’ve eaten over the last few months. If you’ve ever eaten too much Halloween candy, indulged yourself in holiday food that doesn’t quite agree with you, had too many cookies or gone back for that one last sliver...

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AMPS 4.0: Back from the Future

It’s great to be back! We just returned from a trip to 2025. While we were there, we took a look at what messaging systems and databases were like in 2025. We brought a bunch of cool stuff back and added it to AMPS 4.0. We’ve revealed some of these...

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