IBM MQ as a Service: A Practical Approach

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 16 February 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441457
ISBN-13: 9780738441450
IBM Form #: REDP-5209-00
(204 pages)

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Authors: Lohitashwa Thyagaraj, Cezar Eduardo Aranha, Kiran Darbha, Dirk Marski, Rob Nicholson, Jamie Squibb, David Ware


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about how to build, deploy, and use IBM MQ as a service. The information in this paper includes the key factors that must be considered while planning the use of IBM MQ as a service.

Through descriptions and examples, this paper explains how to apply as a service methodologies to an IBM MQ environment, and describes techniques and preferred practices for integrating IBM MQ into a self-service portal.

This paper explains how to create and use an IBM MQ as a service self-service menu for a portal. It includes examples that show how to use an IBM MQ as a service catalog.

This paper describes options and techniques for deploying IBM MQ as a service that is tailored to the specific enterprise messaging needs of an organization. Although these techniques can be employed in a cloud environment, they are equally applicable in an on-premises enterprise data center.

This paper includes information about the various infrastructure options that can be selected when implementing IBM MQ as a service. The information in this paper helps infrastructure administrators to define services so that you can provision IBM MQ resources quickly.

The target audiences of this paper are developers, infrastructure administrators, and line-of-business (LOB) professionals who want to provision IBM MQ resources to be accessed as services in small, medium, large, and complex implementations.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM MQ middleware and the as a service architecture
Chapter 2. Planning for IBM MQ as a service
Chapter 3. Creating a self-service IBM MQ as a service menu for a portal
Chapter 4. Infrastructure view of IBM MQ topologies
Chapter 5. Other factors to consider when planning IBM MQ as a service
Chapter 6. Infrastructure choices for IBM MQ as a service
Chapter 7. Connecting IBM MQ messaging applications to an IBM MQ as a service infrastructure
Appendix A. IBM UrbanCode Deploy initial setup

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