ActiveMQ from version 5.4 has an optional persistent scheduler built into the ActiveMQ message broker. It is enabled by setting the broker schedulerSupport attribute to true in the xml configuration.
For the connivence of Java JMS clients - there's an interface with the property names used for scheduling at org.apache.activemq.ScheduledMessage.
For example, to have a message scheduled for delivery in 60 seconds - you would need to set the AMQ_SCHEDULED_DELAY property:
You can set a message to wait with an initial delay, and the repeat delivery 10 times, waiting 10 seconds between each re-delivery:
You can also use CRON to schedule a message, for example, if you want a message scheduled to be delivered every hour, you would need to set the CRON entry to be - 0 * * * * - e.g.
CRON scheduling takes priority over using message delay - however, if a repeat and period is set with a CRON entry, the ActiveMQ scheduler will schedule delivery of the message for every time the CRON entry fires. Easier to explain with an example. Supposing that you want a message to be delivered 10 times, with a one second delay between each message - and you wanted this to happen every hour - you'd do this: