1.3. AMQP - Advanced Message Queuing Protocol

AMQP, the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol, is an open standard for interoperable messaging at the wire protocol level. Message brokers that implement AMQP can communicate with each other and exchange messages without the need for adapters or bridges. An AMQP message broker can provide first-class native language bindings for multiple programming languages; so AMQP-based messaging is a good choice for cross-platform compatibility across the Enterprise.
The AMQP standard is stewarded by a vendor-neutral OASIS Technical Committee.