Marconi is a cloud messaging and notification service for developers building applications on top of OpenStack. The service features a web-friendly HTTP API, which developers can use to send messages between the various components of their SaaS and mobile applications, using a variety of communication patterns. Underlying the API is an efficient messaging engine designed with scalability and security in mind.
At first glance, Marconi's RESTful API may seem a bit out of the ordinary. Message brokers typically rely on a custom binary protocol and long-lived connections. However, many of today's developers prefer a more web-friendly HTTP API. They value the simplicity and transparency of the protocol, its firewall-friendly nature, and its huge ecosystem of tools, load balancers and proxies. In addition, cloud operators appreciate the scalability aspects of the REST architectural style.
Several OpenStack programs have expressed interest in integrating with Marconi to surface events to end users and user-agents. We look forward to collaborating with these and other programs on their individual use cases:
- Guest Agent
The Marconi team hangs out in #openstack-marconi on Freenode. Feel free to stop in anytime to chat with us; the crew is always happy to hear your ideas and answer questions. If you run into a bug, please report it using our issue tracker.
- Alejandro Cabrera. Rackspace Atlanta. Introducing Openstack Marconi. July 17, 2013. Youtube Speaker Deck
- Flavio Percoco. EuroPython 2013. Marconi: Queuing and Notification Service for Openstack. July 2, 2013. YouTube
- Kurt Griffiths, Allan Metts. Openstack Summit April 2013. Project Overview: OpenStack Queuing and Notification Service ("Marconi""). April 2013. YouTube
- Kurt Griffiths, Flavio Percoco, Allan Metts. Openstack Summit November 2013. Openstack Queuing and Notification Service. November 2013. YouTube
- Oz Akan. Rackspace Devops Blog. July 25, 2013. Openstack Marconi API.
- Flavio Percoco. Developer's Black Hole. March 2014. People don't like to queue up.
- About the Program
- Programming Style Guide
- Development Process
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Getting Help