What is IBM MQ?

Move seas of data, and keep it safe — with IBM MQ solutions. Flexible enough to handle diverse and evolving environments across clouds and on premises, IBM MQ solutions take care of moving your data, so you can take care of business.

What IBM MQ can do for your business

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Make every message count

Some messaging solutions deliver messages twice, or not at all. What does that mean to you when a single message contains critical information? IBM MQ delivers messages once and only once.

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Work with all your existing applications

Time spent hardcoding applications is time lost. You shouldn't have to amend applications so they communicate. With IBM MQ, disparate applications can communicate with ease — no code changes needed.

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Offer security-rich messaging, everywhere

Working on the mainframe? With appliances? Software? On one cloud or many? Wherever you need to connect — from mainframe to mobile, on premises and across clouds — IBM MQ is the one solution you need.

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Support the environment you have today, and the one you’ll have tomorrow

Are all your applications written in the same language and designed to work together? No? IBM MQ enables you to use new and existing applications, systems and services together. No rip and replace.

Integrate disparate application data to enhance the customer experience

A retailer uses IBM MQ to access and integrate historical customer data and shopper behavior from disparate applications to personalize its offers at the point of engagement. The merchant can gain insight into customer preferences and spending tendencies, and use the data to anticipate customers’ needs and provide an exceptional customer experience. Read on to learn how the other IBM MQ offerings can be put to use to meet the changing demands of businesses in industries such as your own.

An IBM MQ offering to suit every environment and open avenues for growth

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You need data protection and end-to-end message security

Companies that need to protect and encrypt customer data — such as insurance companies — use IBM MQ Advanced for end-to-end data protection that will help to prove GDPR compliance.

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You need data preservation with low total cost of ownership (TCO)

Companies with multiple locations — such as manufacturers — use IBM MQ Appliance to connect their offices, onboard new partners quickly and ensure built-in data-loss prevention.

What's New

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You need a powerful system with a reliable mainframe

Companies that need secure, end-to-end encryption — such as banks — use the built-in security capabilities of IBM MQ for z/OS to extend secure messaging across their networks.

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You need a secure way to connect applications, systems and services in the cloud

Companies handling sensitive information — such as government agencies — use IBM MQ on the cloud to more securely transfer messages, while minimizing hardware, software and provisioning requirements.

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 Message Hub

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

Product versions

Consider these IBM MQ product versions

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. IBM MQ Appliance is ideal for clients consolidating their MQ estate.

IBM MQ for z/OS

With custom code designed for IBM z/OS®, IBM MQ is the best way to transfer data on the mainframe. Get the stability, reliability and security-rich messaging that can be used as the foundation of your business.

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.

What makes IBM MQ a leader in messaging?

Flexible, near-universal connectivity

Adapts to meet changing market demands and help seize emerging opportunities

Security-rich message delivery

Preserves message integrity and mitigates the risk of data loss

Dynamic scaling

Improves business responsiveness and controls costs

Simplified management and control

Improves productivity and removes barriers to communication

Unified messaging

Simplifies integration, lowers TCO and accelerates application deployment

Rapid provisioning and monitoring

Enables self-service provisioning with simplified definition, deployment and management

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