Simple, secure and container ready — welcome to IBM MQ 9.2

Simple, secure and container ready — welcome to IBM MQ 9.2 Learn more in the announcement blog

Many of the world’s most successful companies rely on MQ

• 85% of the Fortune 100¹

• 98 of the top 100 global banks²

• 8 of the top 10 global manufacturers³

• 9 of the top 10 global healthcare⁴

• 6 of the top 10 global retailers⁵

• 9 of the world’s top 10 global airlines⁶

• 9 of the top 10 global insurance⁷

• 9 of the top 10 global IT services⁸

Why 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 IBM® MQ over 25 years on 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.

MQ is now available with other capabilities in IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration, which can help you achieve your application modernization goals as part of your journey to cloud.

Watch live and on-demand webcasts and demos (link resides outside IBM), including What's new in IBM MQ? (link resides outside IBM), to get to know this and other integration solutions designed to address your business's needs. 


MQ acts as a messaging center between applications on varied platforms. It connects virtually everything wherever it is, reducing integration time and cost, and reliably moving messages.


MQ is designed for security — with built-in high availability and disaster recovery. It protects data at rest, in-flight and in-memory through fine-grained authentication and powerful data encryption.


MQ handles connection and message retries for you, to free developers to spend time on more critical initiatives. It also easily scales to seamlessly manage changes in transaction volumes.

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Leading enterprise messaging for mission-critical business applications

Once-and-once-only delivery

The reliable once-and-once-only delivery of MQ lets you feel confident that messages will go through. Others use at-least-once or at-most-once delivery, which can mean duplicate or lost messages.

Asynchronous messaging

MQ acts as a shock absorber between applications in asynchronous messaging environments. If there’s network or application disruption, it holds messages in queues until everything is running.

Powerful protection

For end-to-end encryption, MQ encrypts at the message level, as well as using transport level security (TLS), helping protect you from both internal and external threats.

What’s new with MQ 9.2

Simplified, smart management

Balance and rebalance your workload, combine HA and DR, control storage limits, explore our new UI, and gain entitlement to the IBM Aspera® Gateway.

Augmented security

Benefit from updates in TLS 1.3 and dynamically select the cipherspecs that apply. Using AMS? We have Java keystore protection, PKCS#11 Java support and encryption between queue managers (IBM z/OS® only).

Expanded client application options

Run applications in .NET core, integrate better with IBM WebSphere® Liberty, use Java 11 clients and make managed file transfer agents (MFTs) highly available.

Accelerated Red Hat® OpenShift® experience

Use prebuilt MQ Advanced containers with resilience and security-rich features provided. Benefit from a simplified administration experience by using IBM MQ Operator.

Get ahead with MQ Advanced

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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 you modernize your infrastructure.

→ Learn about MQ Advanced

Product versions

Consider these other deployment options

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 features and a high-specification appliance’s simplicity, convenience and low total cost of ownership. It's ideal for clients consolidating their MQ estate.

IBM MQ for z/OS

Use custom code designed for IBM z/OS 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 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.

Client stories

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The e-commerce giant uses MQ to boost its brands’ synergies.

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BNY Mellon

MQ helps ensure delivery of sensitive, transactional bank data.

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MQ safely connects medical data across applications and systems.

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Busan Bank

MQ lets out-of-branch salespeople get data, upping productivity.

Which option is right for you?

Try IBM MQ on Cloud

Get up and running on MQ quickly wiht IBM MQ on Cloud. Get access to a queue manger in minutes with no infrastructure responsibilities and no downloads.

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Try MQ on premises

Try the on-premises MQ solution for 90 days. Included are the latest MQ features, in addition to the full capabilities of MQ Advanced.

Download the MQ trial from Passport Advantage →