WebSphere MQ Suite and Adapter Functionality Comparison
The WebSphere MQ Suite is a group of services that provide maximum flexibility and functionality by enabling you to script a complete MQ session using a business process. The suite also includes an adapter that you can use for asynchronous receiving - the WebSphere MQ Async Receiver adapter.
The following table contains a comparison of the original WebSphere MQ adapter and the WebSphere MQ Suite of services:
|Function||WebSphere MQ Suite||WebSphere MQ Adapter|
|Reuse||The eight default services can access multiple MQ Queue Managers or MQ Queue combinations – you do not have to create new configurations of each service for different MQ Queue Managers or MQ Queue combinations.||Requires a separate adapter configuration for one MQ Queue Manager and one MQ Queue combination.|
|Control over the process||Enables you to determine exactly how and when each operation should be performed and can work with multiple MQ Queues and/or MQ Queue Managers within one SyncPoint operation||Runs entire session in one invocation call from the business process. It connects to the configured MQ Queue Manager and MQ Queue (or re-uses an existing connection from the pool), sends or receives messages, and performs the commit or backout as appropriate.|
|Browsing capability? (getting messages without removing them from the queue)||Yes||No|
|Batch mode support||Supports enhanced batch mode functionality for both sending and receiving, including in AsyncRcv mode.||Limited batch mode support (sending multiple workflow documents in one call), for Send operations only.|