Chapter 1. About Red Hat AMQ 7

Red Hat AMQ provides fast, lightweight, and secure messaging for Internet-scale applications. AMQ Broker supports multiple protocols and fast message persistence. AMQ Interconnect leverages the AMQP protocol to distribute and scale your messaging resources across the network. AMQ Clients provides a suite of messaging APIs for multiple languages and platforms.

Think of the AMQ components as tools inside a toolbox. They can be used together or separately to build and maintain your messaging application, and AMQP is the glue in the toolbox that binds them together. AMQ components share a common management console, so you can manage them from a single interface.

Note

Red Hat AMQ 7 includes AMQ Streams, which provides container images and Operators for running Apache Kafka on OpenShift Container Platform. AMQ Streams does not support AMQP.

1.1. Key features

AMQ enables developers to build messaging applications that are fast, reliable, and easy to administer.

Messaging at internet scale

AMQ contains the tools to build advanced, multi-datacenter messaging networks. It can connect clients, brokers, and stand-alone services in a seamless messaging fabric.

Top-tier security and performance

AMQ offers modern SSL/TLS encryption and extensible SASL authentication. AMQ delivers fast, high-volume messaging and class-leading JMS performance.

Broad platform and language support

AMQ works with multiple languages and operating systems, so your diverse application components can communicate. AMQ supports C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and .NET applications, as well as Linux, Windows, and JVM-based environments.

Focused on standards

AMQ implements the Java JMS 1.1 and 2.0 API specifications. Its components support the ISO-standard AMQP 1.0 and MQTT messaging protocols, as well as STOMP and WebSocket.

Centralized management

With AMQ, you can administer all AMQ components from a single management interface. You can use JMX or the REST interface to manage servers programmatically.