MQ on z/OS brings IBM messaging to the heart of the Enterprise. It provides native inter-operation and transactional integrity with applications running in IBM CICS®, IBM IMS™, IBM DB2® and WebSphere Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environments. IBM MQ for z/OS is engineered for high-performance, scalability and exploitation of z System uniques, such as support for Sysplex coupling facility, zEDC data compression and hardware cryptography accelerators.
As you’d expect from an IBM mainframe, MQ on z/OS provides rock solid reliability and the highest availability messaging when MQ shared queues are used in a Sysplex. In addition to z/OS integration, MQ for z/OS communicates with MQ on other “on-prem” platforms, MQ Appliance and MQ running in public clouds for the exchange of messages and files and connection of MQ Client applications.
MQ Advanced for z/OS builds on the base MQ capability adding policy based, application transparent, end-to-end encryption of messages with Advanced Message Security and Managed File Transfer capabilities.
For application developers:
Applications using traditional COBOL and PL/I languages can call the standard MQ API
Message bridges are available for CICS and IMS which means transactions running in those environments can be made message driven with no application change
Java applications running in WebSphere (traditional or Liberty profile), CICS, IMS or native batch can use standard JMS to send and receive messages
Take advantage of the integrated capabilities of IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and IBM WebSphere Advanced Message Security directly within the IBM MQ server
Configure and manage individual aspects of your IBM MQ implementation using IBM MQ Explorer or the new web console
Upgrade to new releases in confidence – IBM MQ for z/OS provides capability to fallback to the prior release if a maintenance day goes bad