What is IBM MQ?
IBM® MQ is messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms. It uses message queues to facilitate the exchange of information between applications, systems, services and files and simplify the creation and maintenance of business applications. It delivers universal messaging with a broad set of offerings to meet enterprise-wide messaging needs, as well as connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices.
The Benefits of IBM MQ
- Rapid, seamless connectivity: Offers a single, robust and trusted messaging backbone for dynamic heterogeneous environments.
- Secure, reliable message delivery: Preserves message integrity and helps minimize risk of information loss.
- Lower cost of ownership: Reduces cost of integration and accelerates time to deployment.
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IBM® MQ V9 delivers a set of themes that will be incrementally enhanced over the lifecycle of the offering. The continuous delivery release (CDR) model enables new function to be added to each of the themes, allowing for rapid response to customer-critical requirements.
The themes for IBM MQ V9 are:
New delivery model
Add new function and enhancements incrementally to support agile adoption.
Enable self-service provisioning with simplified definition, deployment and management of MQ on premises, off premises or hybrid.
Scale elastically with enterprise messaging that responds to the more dynamic needs of the connected business.
Change without impacting applications
Connect to IBM MQ rather than a specific queue manager.
Painless data protection
Reduce performance overheads by providing new encryption options for messages in Advanced Message Security.
Get more information on the enhancements for IBM MQ v9.0
IBM MQ for Multiplatforms V9 offers a reliable, secure, and robust messaging solution for deployments on premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments.
|New and enhanced features & functions||MQ V7. 5||MQ V8||MQ V9|
|New faster, encryption only AMS Policy||X|
|Wider AMS Support for Java runtimes||X|
|Client configuration remotely, accessible via URL||X|
|Simple subscription-based monitoring and activity trace||X|
|Improvements to standards and currency with 64 bit server support for all queue manager platforms||X||X|
|Enhanced support for JMS 2.0 and .Net||X||X|
|Integration of AMS and MFT capabilities into z/OS and IBM i platforms||X||X|
|Routed publish-subscribe in clusters for greater scalability||X||X|
|Increased security with new authentication capabilities||X||X|
|Increased functionality in IBM MQ Telemetry||X||X|
|Special Licensing for developers||X||X||X|
|Support for native iOS and Android applications||X||X||X|
|Integrated Managed File Transfer||X||X||X|
|Integrated Advanced Message Security||X||X||X|
|Multi-version install capability on distributed platforms||X||X||X|
|Extension to support for .NET APIs||X||X||X|
|Multiple instance queue managers and automatic client reconnect for higher availability||X||X||X|
|Enhanced SSL security support||X||X||X|
|Service Definition wizard||X||X||X|
|IBM Message Service Client for .NET developers||X||X||X|
|Windows® Communication Framework support for .NET developers||X||X||X|
|New cross-platform configuration tooling||X||X||X|
|Local, direct client connections or connections via intermediate queue manager||X||X||X|
|Supports SSL for secure communication||X||X||X|
|New options to be put on the “right mouse button” menus for objects||X||X||X|
|New top-level entities (like “queue managers” and “QSGs”)||X||X||X|
|Plug-ins do not need to duplicate configuration work||X||X||X|