Many of the world’s most successful companies rely on MQ
85% of the Fortune 100¹
96 of the top 100 global banks²
7 of the top 10 manufacturers³
46 of the Global 100⁴
7 of the top 10 global retailers⁵
8 of the world’s top 10 airlines⁶
9 of the top 10 car brands⁷
70% of the Fortune Global 500⁸
Why IBM MQ
Massive amounts of data move as messages between applications, systems and services at any given time. If an application isn’t ready or if there’s a service interruption, messages and transactions can be lost or duplicated, costing businesses time and money to make things right.
IBM has expertly refined MQ over more than 25 years in the market. With MQ, if a message can’t be delivered immediately, it’s secured in a queue where it waits until delivery is assured. Where competitors may deliver messages twice or not at all, MQ moves data, including file data, once — and once only. Never lose a message with MQ.
Acting as a messaging center between applications on varied platforms, MQ connects virtually everything wherever it is, reducing integration time and cost, and reliably moving messages.
Secure by design — with built-in high availability and disaster recovery — MQ protects data at rest, in-flight and in-memory through fine-grained authentication and powerful data encryption.
Because MQ handles connection and message retries for you, it frees developers to spend time on more critical initiatives. It also easily scales to seamlessly manage changes in transaction volumes.
Built to be better than the rest
Core to MQ’s reliability, once-and-once-only delivery lets you feel confident messages will go through. Others use at-least-once or at-most-once delivery, which can mean duplicate or lost messages.
MQ acts as a shock absorber between applications in asynchronous messaging environments. If there’s network or application disruption, it holds messages in special queues until everything is running.
MQ's Transport Layer Security (TLS) protects messages on the wire and built-in access controls guard them on destination queues. For greater end-to-end encryption, try IBM MQ Advanced.
See what updating to MQ V9.1 gives you
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) bridge
Web graphical user interface with the MQ console
REST APIs for administration and messaging
RESTful interface for message queue script commands (MQSC)
Bridge to Salesforce
Client channel definition table (CCDT) that’s easier to update
Hyperconnected enterprises need MQ Advanced
With the average cost of a data breach hitting USD 3.86 million globally⁹, businesses that move a lot of highly sensitive information need the powerful features of MQ Advanced. Where MQ protects data on the move, MQ Advanced extends those security features to protect data on the move and at rest — keeping messages encrypted while they’re stored in queues. It also lets you harness simple yet powerful high availability to protect data from unplanned outages. And it offers advanced blockchain coordination and file transfer capabilities that can help modernize your infrastructure.
Deploy MQ in one of four ways. IBM MQ on Cloud makes it easy to be up and running in minutes, with all services and upgrades managed for you and clear pricing levels built around only what you need. MQ on-premises software lets you run MQ on the infrastructure you already have. IBM MQ Appliance gives you the scalability and security of MQ with the simplicity, convenience and low total cost of ownership of a dedicated appliance. And IBM MQ for z/OS® brings the strength of MQ software to the mainframe, letting you move data anywhere in the mainframe environment.