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. Gain connectivity to IBM Blockchain, Salesforce and more. IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE, the IBM messaging offering for IBM z/OS, offers businesses a comprehensive messaging package.

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Stability and reliability

Get consistent and secure messaging performance with MQ on the mainframe.

One solution across mainframe and software

Simplify your infrastructure with a single common, reliable messaging solution.

Everything in one place

Use just one license to get IBM MQ messaging, end-to-end encryption, file-transfer capability and connection to technologies like IBM Blockchain and Salesforce.

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® fasp.io. 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.

Product versions

Consider these IBM MQ product versions

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.

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.

Which option is right for you?

Try 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 →