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Announcement: IBM MQ V8.0 for Multiplatforms and z/OS



IBM MQ for Multiplatforms, V8.0 and IBM MQ for z/OS, V8.0 offer a universal messaging solution. MQ V8 delivers the messaging you need, where you need it, from enterprise messaging for secure core business applications to mobile messaging to extend your business to the Internet of things and mobile devices. With MQ V8, you have access to the key business data in files across your business, and simplified messaging access for your application developers.

MQ V8 builds on the functions and capabilities that were added in previous releases of IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ), IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced, IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security (AMS), IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer (MFT / WMQMFT or FTE / WMQFTE), and IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry.


The key features of MQ V8 can be grouped mainly into themes:

  • improved scalability
  • enhanced security
  • updates to standards and currency
  • (for z/OS) exploitation of System z capabilities
  • (for z/OS) improved performance
  • (for z/OS) increased connectivity

Enhancements include:

on z/OS and Multiplatforms
  • Verification of user ID and password, making use of either operating system definitions
  • Use of Domain Name System (DNS) host names in Channel Authentication Records (CHLAUTH)
  • Channel-level certificates, allowing multiple certificates to be used in a queue manager
  • Routed publish-subscribe in clusters
  • Enhanced status reporting for publish-subscribe
  • Support for updated standards
  • Support for multiple transmission queues defined for use in a clustered queue manager on all platforms
on z/OS
  • 64-bit buffer pools for larger message caching
  • Wider log Relative Byte Address (RBA) for increased up time
  • MQ client connectivity without additional charge with the removal of the Client Attachment Feature
on Multiplatforms
  • Performance enhancements including queue manager scaling and multiplexed client performance
  • Support on all platforms for 64-bit queue managers
  • Availability on all platforms of both Advanced Message Security and Managed File Transfer

Announcement Letters:

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ

Software version: 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1671476

Modified date: 25 April 2014