What’s new in IBM MQ V8.0

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The latest release of IBM MQ delivers comprehensive, secure and high-performing messaging, when and where you need it. It is available on most platforms with Advanced Message Security and Managed File Transfer now available across a wide range of MQ platforms, including a first time offering on the IBM i platform.

IBM MQ V8.0 enhancements deliver improved scalability, increased functionality and enhanced security with:

Upgrade for significant performance, scalability and security gains

IBM MQ enhancements at a glance
New and enhanced features & functions MQ V7.1
November 2011
MQ V7. 5
July 2012
MQ V8
June 2014
Integrated Telemetry x x x
Multi-version install capability on distributed platforms x x x
Cloud support x x x
Multicast capability x x x
Extension to support for .NET APIs x x x
Multiple instance queue managers and automatic client reconnect for higher availability x x x
Enhanced SSL security support x x x
Service Definition wizard x x x
IBM Message Service Client for .NET developers x x x
Windows® Communication Framework support for .NET developers x x x
New cross-platform configuration tooling x x x
Local, direct client connections or connections via intermediate queue manager x x x
Supports SSL for secure communication x x x
New options to be put on the “right mouse button” menus for objects x x x
New top-level entities (like “queue managers” and “QSGs”) x x x
Plug-ins do not need to duplicate configuration work x x x
Special Licensing for developers   x x
JavaScript™ messaging API for use with MQTT   x x
Support for native iOS and Android applications   x x
Integrated Managed File Transfer   x x
Integrated Advanced Message Security   x x
Routed publish-subscribe in clusters     x
New authentication capabilities enable verification via userid and password, operating systems, against LDAP     x
Increased functionality in IBM MQ Telemetry     x
Improved file transfer options using IBM Sterling Connect:Direct     x
Improvements to standards and currency with 64 bit server support for all queue manager platforms and enhanced support for JMS 2.0 and .Net     x

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WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security

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WebSphere(R) MQ File Transfer Edition V7.0 - File Transfer Demo

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WebSphere MQ Clustering

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