IBM MQ for z/OS – what is it?
MQ for 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 for 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.