We’d like to inform you that we will be announcing the retirement of the MQ Light Bluemix service on August 9 2016 in Dallas and London (Bluemix public). The following information does not apply to Sydney.


Here’s what you need to know:

End of Marketing Date: September 8, 2016

  • As of September 8, 2016 the service tile will be removed from the Bluemix catalog, and you will no longer be able to provision new MQ Light instances. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.

End of Support Date: August 9, 2017

  • For a period of 365 days after the service retirement date, through August 9, 2017, all existing instances will continue to be available to users through their Bluemix dashboard, and will continue to be supported by MQ Light.
  • Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Support Date will be deleted.
    Users are therefore asked to unprovision their MQ Light service instance(s) prior to the End of Support Date.

We encourage users to migrate to Message Hub on Bluemix, which includes the MQ Light API, as well as REST and Kafka APIs. Message Hub is designed to be a natural progression from the MQ Light service. By moving to Message Hub, users will benefit from lower costs and elastic scalability, as well as tight integration with Bluemix services, including analytics engines, and on premises IBM MQ.

The MQ Light developer Tools will continue to be available for free download from Developerworks.

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