[zeromq-dev] NYSE OpenMAMA

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Wed Nov 2 23:49:28 CET 2011

On 11/02/2011 09:44 PM, Ciprian Dorin Craciun wrote:

>      Now when I've first seen AMQP I've said: "finally a protocol which
> is both simple, flexible and implementable"

Have you seen AMQP/1.0?

>      So from what I've seen on OpenMAMA page, they go back to an API
> based standard, thus allowing API "extensions" to cripple any window
> of portability... Why??? (It's just like instead of having HTTP, IETF
> would have defined an API and made it "pluggable"...)

It's not like MAMA is a new ground-breaking technology meant to replace 
the existing messaging solutions.

First, it've been around for some time already.

Second, it's a niche solution to abstract different messaging products 
in the context of stock trading industry. Obviously, with existing 
proprietary software to deal with, it has to define API rather than a 

 >      P.P.S.: BTW, ZeroMQ can also be criticized as being API based --
 > as there is limited documentation about the protocol -- but
 > fortunately it's quite easy to implement your own "sockets". (Or at
 > least this is what I think after reading the related "unprotocol".)

There's an initiative to standardise a protocol for distributed 
messaging, but it'll take some time to make it ready:



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