Currently, a JMS Connection is created for every instance of UIMA AS client. When scaling UIMA AS client in the same JVM, this results in many connections to the same Broker. As optimization, the first instance of UIMA AS client should create a single connection to the broker and store it in a static data structure. Subsequent UIMA AS client instances should reuse the connection to create JMS sessions. The connection will be closed when all client instances call stop() method.