IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-115
May 21, 2002
IBM WebSphere MQ Event Broker Adds More Options to the MQ Family
At a Glance
Simply having access to data is no longer enough. WebSphere MQ Event Broker improves the quality of your decisions with new, selective access to information.
The data you need, when you need it.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Consider WebSphere® MQ Event Broker for personalized, up-to-the-minute information about events of interest to you that help you adapt to rapidly changing customer and market needs. For example:
With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, you can:
Information that you can subscribe to and easily personalize using WebSphere MQ Event Broker brings together:
The full publish/subscribe function in the WebSphere MQ base and in WebSphere MQ Integrator is supported, together with new JMS clients for fast, direct non-persistent messaging.
Other members of the WebSphere MQ family can be used to publish information to brokers or to connect remote or mobile devices into the system.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker is available on the following platforms:
This product was previewed in November 2001, under the name WebSphere MQ Publish and Subscribe Edition.
Refer to Software Announcement 201-317 , dated November 6, 2001.
Hardware capable of running the appropriate operating system is specified in the Software Requirements section.
Planned Availability Dates
Publish and subscribe is a way for two sets of users to send messages without either of them knowing directly about the other:
WebSphere MQ Event Broker combines the assured delivery of WebSphere MQ with fast publish/subscribe (pub/sub) technology suitable for thousands of users.
As a publisher, you can deliver messages to ensure that the subscriber receives them, or so that messages are seen only while the subscriber is monitoring for them. Message subscribers can ask to see only certain topics. Within those topics, they can ask to select only messages with certain contents. Their subscriptions can be changed at any time.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker supports Java Message Service (JMS) clients for both assured delivery and optimized, non-persistent messages. Both point-to-point and pub/sub messaging are supported, although the optimized broker only supports pub/sub.
JMS is a Java language API for Enterprise Messaging. It covers both pub/sub and point-to-point messaging. As a standard, it covers only the program interface, not communication protocols. Although it dictates various quality of service levels, it does not require any particular implementation. For example, a JMS provider can choose to adopt a traditional Message Queuing design, or a database-centered one. Implementations can be peer-to-peer, hub and spoke, or a mixture of the two. The significance of JMS to WebSphere MQ derives from its inclusion in the J2EE family of standard APIs. An Enterprise Java Bean server is required to implement this set of APIs.
With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, you can reach more customers or employees using pub/sub technology. WebSphere MQ Event Broker distributes information about events you personalize at the topic and content level. Whether you need to integrate information from WebSphere MQ, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) software-enabled devices, IBM WebSphere MQ Everyplace or Internet Protocol (IP) technology-based messages, WebSphere MQ Event Broker can handle it all. JMS is available. This full integration allows seamless interoperation with IBM WebSphere MQ applications and the ability to reuse existing MQ skills and resources.
WebSphere MQ Integrator already contains extensive publish/subscribe capability. Migration and compatibility with WebSphere MQ Integrator is maintained. You can use other products in the WebSphere MQ family to publish information to brokers, or to connect remote or mobile devices with the system. These products can connect, disconnect and reconnect whenever they need to be a part of the current message flow providing full interoperability among clients. WebSphere MQ Event Broker allows application portability and integration with IBM WebSphere software.
A Publish/Subscribe Broker: WebSphere MQ Event Broker can distribute information to applications and people that have registered for information on the data topic and data value. It manages the flow of information from remote devices to enterprise applications that need the data.
With WebSphere MQ Event Broker, a publisher is a provider of information and a subscriber the consumer who uses the information, needs no knowledge of the publisher. As a publisher, you can help ensure message delivery to the subscriber or allow messages to be seen only while the subscriber is monitoring them. Subscribers can specify the topic and content of the information they want to receive.
For example, send an alert when the value of the kilowatt exceeds $25.50; send a notice of trades of stock over U.S. $2M; send an alert when the pressure of valve number 3 on pipeline number 2 reaches 100 psi; a notice to inform you when your child activates your mobile phone; and display the lap speed and acceleration rates of car number 13 for the last ten laps.
Subscription specifications can be changed at any time. Data supplied by a publisher is constantly changing and you can quickly update multiple subscribers with the latest information.
What You Need is Yours: Communication is a vital part of running a successful business. WebSphere MQ Event Broker helps you provide positive interaction that promotes long-term relationships with your customers. Build customer loyalty through personalized subscriptions that results in repeat purchases. Detailed content control gives you current, relevant information and avoids overwhelming customers with useless data. This level of control helps to improve customer satisfaction and drives sales productivity. It also helps reduce costs and helps increase operational effectiveness. WebSphere MQ Event Broker accommodates telemetry and pervasive devices and associated applications, enabling them to become a part of your business processes anytime, anywhere.
The WebSphere MQ Family and Business Integration: e-business is accelerating the pace of change. Speed to market and quality of service are critical for success so companies need to be agile to survive. The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.
The WebSphere platform for e-business includes business integration products and solutions that can help integrate just two applications, a single department, or the entire enterprise; reaching across business channels, trading partners and Web customers. The WebSphere platform for e-business includes information connectivity and integration products, which can be combined selectively or built up, one upon the other, to provide more powerful and efficient integration. In addition, IBM has further products to support business integration, such as its WebSphere Adapters (including many additional IBM CrossWorlds Connectors and Adapters).
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM):
WebSphere MQ technology is available to qualified OEM for product
integration via the IBM OEM organization. Prospective OEMs can discuss
details of the arrangement by contacting the IBM OEM Worldwide Software
Sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1: The WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1 Control Center and Configuration Manager do not yet fully support use by people with disabilities. However, the WebSphere MQ Event Broker V2.1 Control Center is largely compatible with the accessibility features included with the Microsoft Windows® operating systems.
The WebSphere MQ family provides a versatile platform for e-business.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker fits in with the following WebSphere MQ family members:
In addition, product extensions provide additional supported function available as a download from the Internet.
The WebSphere MQ family allows companies to maximize e-business opportunities by:
There are now three pub/sub broker solutions in the WebSphere MQ family. In order of capability and price, these are:
WebSphere MQ Event Broker fills the gap between the Publish/Subscribe SupportPac (MA0C) available with WebSphere MQ and the full WebSphere MQ Integrator product.
Customers who primarily need only the pub/sub function in WebSphere MQ Integrator may wish to choose WebSphere MQ Event Broker.
Customers who need the full database and data transformation function should choose WebSphere MQ Integrator.
Although JMS and Application Messaging Interface (AMI) pub/sub are supported by using the MA0C SupportPac alone, and performance has been improved for this SupportPac. Performance using WebSphere MQ Event Broker is better for many usage scenarios. For example, it would give increased throughput when there are large numbers of subscribers with messages that don't need assured delivery. Another factor is that the SupportPac does not support subscription by content.
Statement of Direction
IBM plans to enhance WebSphere MQ Event Broker to include the following platform support during the fourth quarter of 2002:
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Visit the following Web site for additional information:
The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Refer to the IBM Learning Services Home Page for available courses in your country:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by May 21, 2002, through a separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For WebSphere® MQ courses, access:
Call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
PDF files can be downloaded from the Web after availability.
Printed installation instructions are provided in multiple languages in the product media pack.
National language versions of books are only available in the second shipment of the product CD-ROM or the via Internet.
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after July 25, 2002. To order, contact your IBM representative.
The following books are shipped on the product CD in PDF format only:
Order Publication Number Introduction and Planning GC34-6088 Installation Guide for Windows NT(R) and GC34-6092 Windows(R) 2000 Installation Guide for AIX(R) GC34-6089 Installation Guide for Solaris GC34-6091 Installation Guide for HP-UX GC34-6090 Administration Guide SC34-6093 Programming Guide SC34-6095 Using the Control Center SC34-6096 Messages GC34-6094
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: WebSphere MQ manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker for AIX: Any Year 2000-compliant RS/6000® or IBM pSeries hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider (if not IBM).
Any hardware capable of running other trademarked AIX systems from IBM or other vendors who have passed a set of certification tests for compliance with the AIX application binary and program interfaces. For further details on the AIX Multiple Vendor Program (MVP), refer to:
WebSphere MQ Event Broker for HP-UX: Any Year 2000-compliant Hewlett-Packard PA-RISC (1.1, or later) hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Sun Solaris: Any Year 2000-compliant Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
Note: Solaris systems from other manufacturers are not supported.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker for Windows:
Any Year 2000-compliant 32-bit Intel® PC hardware (or
equivalent) explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the
specified operating system, all the corresponding supporting software
shown below, and any associated applications unmodified. Responsibility
to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the
original equipment provider.
A level 1.3.1 Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is required to run on AIX.
It is recommended that the latest levels of all relevant patches to the base operating system are installed.
Compatibility: For details on WebSphere MQ family platforms, messaging links, gateways and interfaces, WebSphere MQ Integrator platforms, MQSeries® Workflow platforms, and additional information, access:
Performance of the system is dependent on the speed and latency of
transmission links, the speed of processors and storage media used in
devices and servers, and the total demand on server resources.
For further pricing and licensing information, visit:
Capacity Units are required for every machine on which the broker component contained in the program's media package is installed. Use of the Configuration Manager is limited to one additional Intel-based (or equivalent) machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package
It is the use of the Message Broker component that determines how capacity unit requirements are calculated. Calculations must be made using the appropriate type of processor for the operating system in use.
Refer also to the Terms and Conditions section.
The customer must identify the machines on which they will install WebSphere MQ. The customer or program provider will identify the tier in which they fit, and then calculate the level of Capacity-Unit Charge for the required Use Authorization. Before operating the system, the customer must confirm that they have sufficient Use Authorization to use the system.
Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.
Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.
Installability: WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 can run on the same machine as WebSphere MQ Integrator but does not share workload processing with it. Certain objects are incompatible between the two products.
WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 media consists of multiple CD-ROMs. It contains program code and PDF files of the publications for viewing online. The CD-ROMs also contain the complete appropriate WebSphere MQ programs necessary to run WebSphere MQ Event Broker on the specified platforms and restricted versions of DB2® 7.1 UDB Enterprise Edition customized to install with WebSphere MQ Integrator.
The product media pack contains:
The WebSphere MQ Event Broker product messages and books are not translated in the English version.
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will
be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.
The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for
Security, Auditability, and Control
Security for this product is similar to WebSphere MQ Integrator.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
WebSphere MQ products use a flexible pricing structure. The pricing structure simplifies the development and management of complex applications, particularly for large organizations
There is only one charge unit for these products, the Capacity Unit.
The price model is structured over tiers that are defined by machine type or numbers of processors. The greater the number of processors per machine, the higher the tier position and the more Use Authorizations needed to use the program. This applies to each machine and machine upgrade. Capacity Unit Use Authorization is required for each machine according to the table. Capacity Units are not supplied with media packs, and must be acquired separately under Passport Advantage.
Part Program Name Number WebSphere MQ Event Broker Media Package -- International English BA06BIE Media Package -- Multilingual BA06AML WebSphere Event Broker Cap. Unit Lic/SW Maint 1 Anniv D51A6LL Lic/SW Maint 2 Anniv D51A7LL SW Maint Rnwl 1 Anniv E00C1LL SW Maint Aft Lic 1 Anniv D51A8LL
Passport Advantage Customer: Media Pack Entitlement Details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Part Program Name Number WebSphere MQ Event Broker, V2.1 BA06AML Multilingual Media Pack
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include software maintenance.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
For this program, the program license Charge Unit is based on the number of processors by server. Capacity Units are available in units of one, and are required for every machine on which the broker component contained in the program's media package is installed. Use of the Configuration Manager is limited to one additional Intel-based machine. No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package
The number of Capacity Units required for use of the program on any machine is based on the number of symmetrical multiprocessors (SMP) in the machine, or for iSeries on the processor group.
UNIX(R) and Intel(1) Servers Total Capacity Description Units Required Intel(1) Uniprocessor machines 2 Intel 2-way SMP machines and RISC 1-2 4 processors per box/Symmetrical Processor (SP(TM)) node Intel/RISC 3-8 processors 8 per box/SP mode Intel/RISC 9-23 processors 16 per box/SP mode Intel/RISC 24 or more processors 30 per box/SP mode
Users should retain their original product and Capacity Units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE).
MQSeries: The program includes a copy of MQSeries. For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use MQSeries in association with your use of the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to install two copies of MQSeries for use with the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to use MQSeries only with messages generated for the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product, and not for other purposes. To use MQSeries for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for an MQSeries (or WebSphere MQ) product which authorizes such use.
DB2: The program includes a copy of the IBM DB2 UDB. For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use DB2 in association with your use of the WebSphere MQ Event Broker. You are authorized to install two copies of DB2 for use with the WebSphere MQ Event Broker product. You are authorized to use DB2 only for the storage and management of data generated by WebSphere MQ Event Broker product, and not for other data management purposes. To use DB2 for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for a DB2 UDB software product which authorizes such use.
For further information on terms and conditions, refer also to the WebSphere MQ Web pages at:
Additional terms and conditions may apply to Java Runtime Environments. These will be included with the product.
Software maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the software maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes software maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. This means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for software maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides assistance for your:
IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For further details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:
Software maintenance does not include assistance for:
For more information, about the Passport Advantage Agreement refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.