Confinity Low Latency Messaging V3 delivers high-volume, low-latency reliable messaging to help address rapidly increasing data volumes within the financial markets

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0139
July 11, 2017

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(Corrected on July 25, 2017)

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Confinity Solutions GmbH is a third-party company with which IBM® has an agreement to resell Confinity Low Latency Messaging software.

Confinity Low Latency Messaging (LLM) is messaging transport software that is optimized for the high-volume, low-latency requirements of financial market firms and other industries (telecommunications, manufacturing, aerospace, and defense) with similar requirements. In these environments, applications require extreme low-latency (sub-millisecond) and high message volumes (ranging from many thousands to millions of messages per second), with varying delivery styles and message qualities of service.

Confinity LLM can be used for high-speed delivery of market data, order management data, reference data, and event data in or between front-office, middle-office, and back-office environments. Confinity LLM can be integrated with IBM MQ for back-office applications that require high levels of assured delivery.

Confinity LLM can be a key element of low-latency solutions for financial firms or within other industries that require reliable, high-speed data delivery, such as telecommunications, manufacturing, aerospace, and defense.

Confinity Low Latency Messaging can help organizations that require:

  • High throughput and ultra-low latency messaging
  • High availability without compromising on latency even with commodity hardware
  • Assured delivery and message replay
  • Ability to choose efficient delivery options including true point-to-point unicast and one-to-many multicast
  • Freedom to choose and combine native support for InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networks
  • Message traffic rate and congestion control
  • Support for simultaneous use of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • Shared memory for fast inter-process communication
  • Simplified topic provisioning and subscription management
  • Flexible, fine-grained message filtering
  • Robust application and network monitoring statistics for internal and external latency

Confinity LLM V3.0 will offer the following:

  • Two offerings that depend on your use case:
    • Confinity LLM that now includes the message store component as standard
    • Confinity LLM Core that is targeted at higher throughput, lower latency use cases and does not include:
      • Reliable Multicast Messaging (RMM)
      • Reliable Unicast Messaging (RUM)
      • The message store component
  • Support for more recent versions of Red Hat 6.8 and 7, and Windows™ 8 and 10 operating systems
  • New functions that include timestamps and configurable latency

Confinity LLM V3.0 is a follow-on product to MQ Low Latency Messaging V2.6. IBM is withdrawing MQ Low Latency Messaging from market. Customers of that product are encouraged to investigate Confinity LLM as an alternative solution. Refer to Software Announcement ZP17-0004, dated July 11, 2017.

For more information about Confinity LLM V3.0, refer to the Confinity Solutions website 1 .

IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging provides IBM remote technical support for the Confinity Low Latency Messaging program. Details can be found in the Software Support Handbook.

1 Link to a non-IBM website. Any references to non-IBM websites are provided for convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those websites. The content available at those non-IBM websites are not part of any materials relating to the IBM products described herein. Your use of any non-IBM website is at your own risk.



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Confinity LLM requires selected levels of the Linux™ and Microsoft™ Windows operating systems.



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July 11, 2017



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For information about Confinity Low Latency Messaging, refer to the Confinity Solutions website.

For information about the software withdrawal and support discontinuance of MQ Low Latency Messaging, refer to Software Announcement ZP17-0004, dated July 11, 2017.

For information about MQ Low Latency Messaging, refer to Software Announcement ZP11-0098, dated April 5, 2011.



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Program number VRM Program name
5737-D79 300 Confinity Low Latency Messaging
5737-E35 300 IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging


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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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For information about documentation for Confinity Low Latency Messaging, refer to the Confinity Solutions website.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum requirements are listed. The actual requirements for your system may be greater, depending on the complexity of your specific environment, latency, throughput, and data requirements.

Additional hardware that may be required based on capacity requirements:

  • CPUs (processors or multicore processors)
  • Memory
  • Servers (for added capacity or redundancy)
  • Disks

Gigabit network adapters and routers are required for high-speed transport. Native InfiniBand, on Linux only, and IP over InfiniBand are also supported.

Processor requirements

  • Processor
    • AMD or Intel™ ® x86 architecture 32-bit or 64-bit
    • One processor, with a minimum speed of 2.0 GHz, dual processor, or dual core is recommended
  • Minimum 300 MB free disk space required for installation
  • One or more of the following network adapters:
    • For Ethernet, 1 or 10 GbE adapters
    • For InfiniBand, host channel adapters supported by OFED-1.3, or later
  • For the optional Low Latency Message Store feature, enough disk space to hold the messages that are to be stored, and a disk system fast enough to support the rate of messages to be stored
Software requirements

Operating system

For Reliable Multicast Messaging and Reliable Unicast Messaging over Ethernet, Reliable and Consistent Message Streaming (RCMS), and IPv6, one of the following operating system platforms:

  • Red Hat
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (x86 or x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (x86, x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 (x86 or x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (x86 or x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (x86 or x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (x86 or x86-64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.1 (x86 or x86-64)
  • SUSE
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 or later (x86, x86-64)
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux 12.0 (x86, x86-64)
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux 12.1 (x86, x86-64)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP3 (x86 or x86-64)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 12 SP1 (x86 or x86-64)
  • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 7 (x86 or x64)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 (x86 or x64)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (x86 or x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (x86 or x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (x86 or x64)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (x86 or x64)

Runtime requirements

  • C and C++ applications on the Windows platform: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 or 2015 Redistributable Package
  • Java™ applications
    • Linux on x86 platform: IBM JRE 7.0 or Oracle Java SE 7, SE 8, or SE 9
    • Windows platform:
      • IBM JRE 7.0 or Oracle Java SE 7, SE 8, or SE 9
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 or 2015 Redistributable Package
  • .NET applications on the Windows platform: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 or 2015 Redistributable Package, with a prerequisite of Microsoft.Net Framework 4.0

InfiniBand runtime requirements

  • OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) V1.3, or later

Development system software requirements

  • C and C++ applications
    • Windows platform Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 (32-bit or 64-bit), on one of the following:
      • Microsoft Windows 7
      • Microsoft Windows 8
      • Microsoft Windows 9
      • Windows Server 2012
      • Windows Server 2016
    • Linux platform (one of the following):
      • GCC 4.8.x (32- or 64-bit) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
      • GCC 4.8.x (32- or 64-bit) on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Java applications
    • Linux platform: IBM SDK for Java 7.0 or Oracle JDK 7 or 8
    • Windows platform: IBM SDK for Java 7.0 or Oracle JDK 7 or 8
  • .NET applications on the Windows platform: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 or 2015 Redistributable Package, with a prerequisite of Microsoft.Net Framework 4.0
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For packaging information for Confinity Low Latency Messaging, refer to the Confinity Solutions website.



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Product group: WebSphere®

Product: Confinity Low Latency Messaging (5737-D79)

Product: IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging (5737-E35)

Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other

This offering is supported by Confinity Solutions GmbH. All software license terms are provided by Confinity Solutions GmbH. This is a third-party reseller offering. For more information, refer to the Confinity Solutions website.


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
Confinity Low Latency Messaging Install 3rd Party Offer D1UNZLL
Confinity Low Latency Messaging Non Production Install 3rd Party Offer D1UP0LL
Confinity Low Latency Messaging Core Install 3rd Party Offer D1UP1LL
Confinity Low Latency Messaging Core Non Production Install 3rd Party Offer D1UP2LL
IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging Install, Unlimited Contacts SW Support 12 Months D1UP3LL
IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging Core Install, Unlimited Contacts SW Support 12 Months D1UP4LL
IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging Non Production Install, Unlimited Contacts SW Support 12 Months D1UP5LL
IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging Core Non Production Install, Unlimited Contacts SW Support 12 Months D1UP6LL

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Program name PID number Charge metric
Confinity Low Latency Messaging 5737-D79 Install
IBM Elite Support for Confinity Low Latency Messaging 5737-E35 Install


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