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  • JMS 1.1 / J2EE 1.4 compliant
  • full support for JCA resource adaptors and inbound & outbound messaging so that ActiveMQ should auto-deploy in any J2EE 1.4 compliant server
  • support for transient, persistent, transactional and XA messaging
  • supports pluggable transport protocols such as in-VM, TCP, SSL, NIO, UDP, multicast, JGroups and JXTA transports
  • supports pluggable persistence such as JDBC, JDBM and Berkeley DB
  • designed for high performance clustering, client-server, peer based communication
  • REST API to provide technology agnostic and language neutral web based API to messaging
  • Streamlets to support web streaming support to web browsers using pure DHTML, allowing web browsers to be part of the messaging fabric
  • Axis Support so that ActiveMQ can be easily dropped into Apache Axis runtimes to provide reliable messaging
  • Spring Support so that ActiveMQ can be easily embedded into Spring applications and configured using Spring's XML configuration mechanism
  • can be used as an in memory JMS provider, ideal for unit testing
  • JSR 77 / 88 support for easy deployment & management & hot deployment
  • reuse the Geronimo stack
  • provides an implementation of ActiveCluster
  • aims to provide a full ESB as well as a JMS bus
  • rules based message routing via Drools