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Message Hub

Message Hub

Messaging solution in IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, based on Apache Kafka. Deploy as part of a cloud solution to build messaging into your apps.

MQ Light API

MQ Light API

Messaging API for application developers, based on the open AMQP standard. Clients available in node.js, Ruby, Python and Java.

What’s New

  • MQ Performance in a Docker container 19 October 2017
    The MQ team has produced a number of blogs on how to get MQ running inside a Docker container, and for anyone that has tried it, you will find a simple method of rapidly deploying an MQ Queue manager across a variety of hardware platforms; but how much cost do you pay in terms of […] […]
    Sam Massey
  • Using IBM Cloud Functions for serverless processing of MQ messages 18 October 2017
    Serverless computing is a runtime programming model in which application developers write business logic without the worry of managing the server infrastructure on which their code runs, and while only paying for the compute resources used while the application is actively processing requests. These twin benefits of reduced complexity and lower costs mean th […]
  • Why have I run out of XCF groups? 12 October 2017
    I was talking to a customer today about a recent problem where they ran out of XCF groups and as a result couldn’t start up their queue managers. The fix for this was to reformat their sysplex couple datasets using a higher value for the ITEM NAME(GROUP) NUMBER( xxx ) parameter. Once they had got […] […]
  • Should I mix persistent and non persistent messages on a queue? 11 October 2017
    This question came up and caused a lot of discussion, as the answer is not a simple yes or no.  If you are interested in making your shared queue queue manager recover a little faster – there is something you can do. Most “simple” applications use persistent or non persistent, but not both. (If they […] […]
  • What authorities to grant for non-mqm users to perform Managed File Transfer actions? 5 October 2017
    IBM Support often receive requests from customers for clarification on which IBM MQ Managed File Transfer (MFT) authorities are required to manage transfers with a user account that is not in the mqm group. Authorities for MFT are explained in several places in the IBM Knowledge Center for different features of the product but there […] […]