We announced on August 9, 2016, that we would be retiring the MQ Light service and we’d like to remind you that MQ Light will cease on August 9, 2017.
Here’s what you need to know:
End of Support date Aug 9, 2017
Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Support date will be deleted.
Users are urgently encouraged to unprovision their MQ Light service instance(s) and back up any data prior to Aug 9, 2017.
The MQ Light Service has been replaced with Message Hub on Bluemix. We encourage users to migrate to Message Hub on Bluemix, which includes the MQ Light API, and Kafka APIs. Message Hub is designed to be a natural progression from the MQ Light service. By moving to Message Hub, users will benefit from lower costs and tighter integration with other Bluemix services, including analytics engines and on premises IBM MQ.
The complete deprecation and deletion of all running instances from the old container service in IBM Cloud will take place December 5, 2017. The deprecation of the old architecture was announced in July. The new version of the container service went live in May and has seen tremendous growth and capabilities.
Due to feedback of the market we’d like to inform you about the deprecation of the IoT for Insurance service. However, IoT for Insurance is not going away -- but rather as of July 31, 2017 IBM IoT for Insurance became a SaaS offering. To utilize IBM IoT for Insurance please utilize the SaaS offering available on the IBM Marketplace at https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/ibm-iot-for-insurance .