What is IBM MQ for z/OS?

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, creating a complete and consistent solution. With connectivity to IBM Blockchain, Salesforce and more. IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE, IBM’s leading messaging offering for IBM z/OS®, offers businesses a comprehensive messaging package.

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Stability and reliability

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

As represented in graphical icon. IBM MQ for z/OS simplifies your infrastructure with one solution across mainframe and software

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 the 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.

Complete your IBM MQ deployment

IBM App Connect Enterprise

Simply connect applications and data across all of your environments. Benefit from hundreds of security-rich, pre-built connectors and integration features to satisfy even the most complex enterprise requirements.

IBM PureApplication®

Deploy application environments quickly and repeatedly for on-premises and off-premises cloud landscapes.

IBM Event Streams

Enjoy a scalable, distributed, high-throughput message bus, available as a fully managed IBM Cloud™ service.

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