IBM® MQ for z/OS® brings the strength and dependency of IBM MQ software to the mainframe, enabling you to move data anywhere in that environment. Gain connectivity to IBM Blockchain, Salesforce and more.


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Stability and reliability

IBM MQ on the mainframe delivers consistent, secure messaging performance.

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One solution across mainframe and software

Simplify your infrastructure with a single common, reliable messaging solution.

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Everything in one place

One license gets you IBM MQ messaging, end-to-end encryption, file-transfer capability and connection to technologies like IBM Blockchain and Salesforce in IBM MQ Advanced.

Product versions

Consider these IBM MQ product versions

IBM MQ on Cloud

Deploy IBM MQ across clouds for a common messaging backbone. Gain assurance and peace of mind, while connecting to your existing on-premises MQ infrastructure.

IBM MQ Advanced

Get core IBM MQ functionality, with additional file transfer, end-to-end message data encryption and simplified high-availability capabilities.

IBM MQ Appliance

Get IBM MQ scalability and security and a high-specification appliance’s simplicity, convenience and low TCO. Ideal for clients consolidating their MQ estate.


Simplify, accelerate and facilitate the reliable exchange of data with a security-rich messaging solution for cloud, mobile, IoT and on premises environments. Trusted for over 25 years by the world's most successful enterprises.

The power of IBM MQ combined with the reliability of the mainframe

A bank leverages the built-in security capabilities of IBM MQ for z/OS to enable end-to-end encryption, extending secure messaging across its IBM MQ network.

What’s new with MQ V9.1

Manage MQ in a cloud-native way

New REST APIs and web-based administration accelerate the management and embedding of MQ within DevOps technologies to increase the agility in your development environment.

Build a hybrid cloud messaging platform

Comprehensive support for cloud platforms, such as IBM Cloud Public, IBM Cloud Private, OpenShift, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, lets you choose the cloud provider that’s right for you.

Simplify your messaging resilience

The new replicated data queue manager (RDQM) feature provides the simplified high availability of a resilient queue manager without the need for highly available network storage.

Enhance your connectivity

As your business grows, you have more systems with more connectivity requirements. MQ offers a wide range of connectivity for developers and now includes messaging patterns.

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