What it can do for your business

IBM® MQ, formerly WebSphere MQ, is messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and data across multiple platforms. It uses message queues to exchange information and offers a single messaging solution for cloud, on premise, mobile and IoT environments. By connecting virtually everything, from a simple pair of applications to the most complex business environments, it improves responsiveness, controls costs, reduces risk and provides real-time insight from data. It is available in a standard edition, an advanced edition, as an appliance, in a z/OS version and in the cloud.


Protect data at all stages of the journey with security-rich features that produce auditable results.


With low latency and high throughput, your data is transferred with improved speed and reliability.


Connect applications written 20 years ago with those written last week, whether they be local, on a partner site, or in a remote location.


Meet the needs of your business with open standards development tools that support extensibility and business growth.

Increased quality of service

With a more connected, faster and more reliable messaging platform, quality of service to clients is vastly improved.

Key features

  • Flexible, near-universal connectivity
  • Secure message delivery
  • Dynamic scaling
  • Simplified management and control
  • A unified messaging solution

Security and privacy in the cloud

  • IBM enables companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs without compromising security, privacy or risk levels when using IBM cloud offerings.

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Available on IBM Cloud

This product is available on IBM Cloud, an open source environment that helps you quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud.

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Which option is right for you?

  • IBM MQ

    Use IBM MQ to securely and reliably transport data – as messages - between enterprise applications, systems and services.

  • IBM MQ Advanced

    Use your MQ network to extend to mobile, move file content data, and encrypt data at every stage of its journey.

  • IBM MQ Appliance

    The strengths of IBM MQ in a top specification physical appliance that is easy to set up and maintain.

  • IBM MQ for z/OS

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

  • IBM MQ on the Cloud

    Use IBM MQ on the Cloud to securely transfer messages while minimizing hardware, software and provisioning requirements.

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