The common architecture used by the protocol engines is designed to be a suitable basis for both high performance-network servers and simple clients, and to be usable in both threaded and non-threaded contexts. In short, with the use of binding tools such as SWIG, it is the goal of Proton to make it trivial for any application to speak AMQP 1.0 regardless of language, platform, or environment.
Universal - Proton is designed to scale both up and down. Equally suitable for simple clients or high-powered servers, it can be deployed in simple peer-to-peer configurations or as part of a global federated messaging network.
Embeddable - Proton is carefully written to be portable and cross platform. It has minimal dependencies, and it is architected to be usable with any threading model, as well as with non-threaded applications. These features make it uniquely suited for embedding messaging capabilities into existing software.
Standard - Built around the AMQP 1.0 messaging standard, Proton is not only ideal for building out your own messaging applications but also for connecting them to the broader ecosystem of AMQP 1.0-based messaging applications.
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