What is IBM MQ?

MQ is the gold standard for enterprise messaging, providing security-rich and reliable messaging on premises and across multiple clouds.

IBM MQ on Cloud features

Up and running in minutes

Create your queue manager with just a name and a click. You’ll automatically receive a basic message queue configuration, with an underlying infrastructure provisioned. By combining this service with MQ on premises, you’ll have hybrid connectivity in less time than ever. You’ll also have access to a guided tour that teaches the principles of MQ.

Managed for you

You no longer have to maintain, monitor, upgrade or patch your systems running IBM’s message queue. We'll do all of that for you, so that you can focus on your applications.

Scaled hourly

Only pay for what you use. Thanks to the flexibility of hourly licensing, you can quickly and easily scale your message usage to respond to seasonal peaks and increased demand.

Enabled for a multicloud connectivity

Combine your MQ on Cloud service with your on-premises queue managers, public clouds or private clouds. All of your estates will be connected in one trusted message queue technology, and they’ll be up and running more quickly and easily than ever.

How customers use MQ

You need to connect services hosted in the same location

Your company has a mobile application that allows customers to track the building of their new cars.

Your build process system, which lives on the cloud, uses MQ to receive messages about the status of each car being built. MQ then sends the information to the app to give customers reliable, real-time information about the progress of their cars.

Single location cloud messaging

You need to make on-premises information available in the cloud

Your company uses a mobile app on the cloud to facilitate e-commerce transactions.

MQ on Cloud connects the on-premises stock system with the consumer application to give users real-time information about what products are currently available.

Make on-premises information available in the cloud

You need to connect applications hosted in different locations

Your company hosts its core IT systems in San Francisco, US, but its packages are processed in a depot in London, UK.

MQ on Cloud reliably transmits the messages from one location to another. It enables the UK office to encrypt "send" data about every package that needs to be tracked, and trust that the information will never be lost. It also enables the US office to receive and process that information more securely.

Connect applications hosted in different locations

MQ speaks your language

MQ thrives at integrating different applications across multiple platforms. It supports a wide range of APIs and languages. IBM MQ enables the server infrastructure to be run across desktops, mainframes and, now — cloud frameworks.

Programming languages for secure messaging

IBM MQ on Cloud versions

Connecting the digital world

How MQ can help with speed, complexity, reliability and security.

Master MQ

Learn how to use this powerful message queue to make your job easier.

Your next step? Start a free trial

In the trial you will provision a queue manager, register an application, administer the service and more.