IBM MQ V8.0 on z/OS systems: Taking communication to the next level
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(post by Alexander Frank)
There are so many influencing factors and levels of communication. Just because you said it does not mean whoever you are speaking to understood it. Have you ever been in a crowded and noisy place, trying to talk to a friend? What happens to me sometimes is that I do not hear what my friend said. So I just smile and hope it was not a question. Not the perfect way, I know. But if you have been screaming the whole time and your throat already hurts, you just go for the path of least resistance.
And even if your counterpart heard it, that does not necessarily mean that they understand the meaning of what you were trying to get across. Language, gesture, assumptions, and many other factors are all barriers to overcome when communicating. So what I'm trying to get across to you right now, reading this text, is that there is more to it than appears on first sight.
The same applies to business communication at an appl
So what can be done to make sure the receiver understands what is going on? When communicating with another person you can take them aside, sit down and have a clarifying talk. Not really an option for two big black boxes with blinking lights.
The solution is called IBM MQ. It can be run on a robust z/OS system, offering a secure and reliable messaging-based connectivity. It addresses all the issues I talked about above.
MQ will make sure the message arrives where it is supposed to. MQ running on z/OS systems offers the unique feature of shared queues. This basically means that shared queues can be accessed from any environment, regardless of the type of application. This ensures high availability even in the case of system failures.
If you want to connect applications and make use of your System z assets, MQ provides a secure service with the reliability you need.
For more information on the latest IBM MQ V8, download the IBM Redbooks publication (currently in draft mode): IBM MQ V8 Features and Enhancements