The RabbitMQ team has been looking at the performance differences between the latest RMQ releases. After benchmarking multiple RabbitMQ version/Erlang version/build environment permutations, we have some findings to share.
The new management plugin and stats emission/collection implementation in RabbitMQ 3.6.7 produces a slight drop in performance in some workloads.
Another finding suggests that RabbitMQ packages compiled in Erlang R16B03 (such as the 3.6.x releases produced by our team) will have a minor throughput drop when running on Erlang 20.x. Packages built on Erlang 19.x.x and ran on Erlang 20.x.x showed no such difference.