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Make every message count

Connect applications and microservices in private datacenters, across hybrid or multi-cloud environments, and at the edge of your enterprise.

Tap into the value of your existing mission-critical data to gain real-time insights. Only IBM® MQ protects your business from incorrect data and application errors with exactly-once message delivery.

Thousands of businesses worldwide depend on IBM MQ


of the Fortune 100


of the top 100 global banks


of the top 20 insurance companies


of the top 20 telecommunications companies


Insulate your business from risks

Unlike its competitors, IBM MQ will never lose a message or deliver a message more than once.

Simple multi-style messaging

Connect diverse systems with support for message queueing, events or PubSub, and transactions.

24x7x365 technical support

A dedicated IBM MQ team is available to help you, along with a large user community.

Market-leading messaging – everywhere

The same secure, proven, high-performance messaging solution however and wherever you deploy.

“Always-on” cloud native messaging

Minimal infrastructure and a light footprint make MQ perfect for cloud-native, highly available deployments.

Secure, enterprise-wide connectivity

Keep data safe with TLS secured communications, identity access management, message-level security, and more.

Connectivity features

Flexible deployment options

Deploy to public or private cloud in VMs or containers on Docker, Kubernetes/Cri-O or Red Hat® OpenShift®.

Uniform clusters

Automated and intelligent workload balancing so that you can design applications for scale.

High availability, designed to be easy

Keep your business going with high availability that’s simple to set up and rapid recovery times.

A way to unlock the value of existing data

Harness mission-critical data as it flows around the enterprise to power Analytics and AI.

Security by design

Protect data from threats with user access management, TLS-secured communications, and more.

Freedom to develop

Broad language, API, and messaging protocol support (including AMQP) and simple management tools.

Upgrade to IBM MQ Advanced

Get extra data protection and the power to share data across any environment.

Strengthen security and compliance

Balanced scales

End-to-end encryption protects your company and customers and supports compliance.

Collaborate with confidence

Communication between two people

Safely exchange data with third parties and get native support for IBM® Blockchain integration.

Get enhanced container deployment

One box inside another

Expect certified containers for Red Hat® OpenShift® with one-click operator deploy.

AI-powered integrations

Discover IBM® Cloud Pak® for Integration

Add IBM MQ as part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration to extend your investment and scale with confidence.


IBM Cloud Pak for Integration includes built-in AI and continuous feedback.


Get API management, application integration, end-to-end security and more.


Varied styles of integration with flexible deployment options using a modular pricing approach.

Connect. Protect. Simplify.

Simple universal connectivity

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Simple universal connectivity

Deploy queue managers quickly and more easily. Connect your applications for reliable enterprise-wide data transfer.

360° views of your estate

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360° views of your estate

View and manage all your queue managers from a single IBM MQ web console, no matter where managers are deployed.

Straightforward management

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Straightforward management

Administer and monitor MQ in the way that best suits your skills. Use REST APIs, the web console, CLI and more.

Secure business data

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Secure business data

Keep data safe with rigorous security mechanisms including access management, TLS certificates, and audit options.

Pricing to suit every budget

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Pricing to suit every budget

Use your free Lite plan as long as you like and upgrade anytime to the deployment model that best suits your needs.

Deployment models



Get the essential capabilities to connect mission-critical and event-driven applications in public or private cloud.

IBM MQ Advanced

IBM MQ Advanced

Get the core MQ functionality with additional File transfer, end-to-end encryption, high availability and more.

IBM MQ Appliance

IBM MQ Appliance

A high performing, MQ-dedicated appliance. Pre-configured for simplicity, and optimized for cost reduction.

IBM MQ for z/OS

IBM MQ for z/OS

IBM MQ for z/OS brings the strength and dependency of IBM MQ software to the mainframe.

IBM MQ on Cloud

IBM MQ on Cloud

Use MQ as a fully hosted and managed offering in IBM Cloud or AWS so you can focus on connecting your applications.


Case studies

Grocery retailer

A grocery retailer effortlessly transfers 50 million messages across the country every day.

UMC Freiberg

Now it’s up to 95% faster to integrate a new application to UMC Freiberg’s back-end system.

The Professional Provident Society

An 80% drop in remedial actions as a result of audits and 90% of system code eliminated with IBM MQ Advanced.