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 exchanges of information and offers a single messaging solution for cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and on-premises environments.

By connecting virtually everything from a simple pair of applications to the most complex business environments, IBM MQ helps you improve business responsiveness, control costs, reduce risk—and gain real-time insight from mobile, IoT and sensor data.

IBM MQ is available as standalone distributed software, as a physical appliance and on IBM z/OS®. IBM MQ workloads can also be pushed to the cloud. An enhanced version of MQ—IBM MQ Advanced—is available as distributed software and on z/OS to meet a greater set of integration requirements, including extended encryption, file transfer capabilities and a telemetry option for access to data from sensors and mobile devices.

IBM MQ provides:

  • Flexible, near-universal connectivity to adapt systems to meet changing market demands and seize emerging opportunities.
  • Secure message delivery to preserve message integrity and mitigate risk of data loss.
  • Dynamic scaling to improve business responsiveness and control costs.
  • Simplified management and control to improve productivity.
  • A unified messaging solution to simplify integration, lower cost of ownership and accelerate application deployment.

“Everything's moving toward connecting data from different hospitals over a broad area interchange, or health information exchange, and we now have the foundation for that.”

Markus Gogolin, Integration Architecture Team Lead

University Medical Center Freiburg

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