IBM® WebSphere® MQ Everyplace® provides the ability to integrate mobile clients to assured messaging systems, business integration systems, and financial transaction systems worldwide.
WebSphere MQ Everyplace enables messages and transactions to be queued on the client for delivery as the client obtains a connection to a server. The ability to queue data when the client obtains a connection to the server is important for intermittently-connected clients where financial transactions, medical information, or other critical data must be forwarded once, and only once, to a server. Examples of messages a program might send include: order entry, status updates, or requests for information.
A program can also receive messages with information on orders received, a list of things to be done, or replies to requests. Messages can be in any format as long as both the sender and receiver use the same format. A message can include simple text strings, or even serialized Java objects. WebSphere MQ Everyplace provides security capabilities for WebSphere MQ Everyplace applications that run outside the protection of an Internet firewall.
Lotus® Expeditor integrates a subset of WebSphere MQ Everyplace functions that are applicable to the client platform. Expeditor Server includes the complete, licensed WebSphere MQ Everyplace product, including the function necessary for WebSphere MQ Everyplace to act as a gateway server to the WebSphere MQ products.
WebSphere MQ Everyplace is a member of the IBM WebSphere MQ family of business messaging products and integrates with other members of the WebSphere MQ family. To extend your messaging application to interact with your enterprise WebSphere messaging infrastructure, the server side of the solution requires you to install additional software. You must install the WebSphere MQ client on the Expeditor Server and configure WebSphere MQ Everyplace as a bridge to the WebSphere MQ network.
You can use the management tools in the WebSphere MQ Everyplace Server SupportPac in all phases of application development and rollout. They are more sophisticated than the utilities included with the licensed product and are an essential aid to getting started, configuring, inspecting pilot networks, and managing production systems. If you intend to bridge to a WebSphere MQ family product, you must install the MQ client on Expeditor Server before you install the WebSphere MQ Everyplace Server SupportPac.
You can download the WebSphere MQ Everyplace Server SupportPac at: http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/support/supportpacs/
Parent topic: Endtoend access services: XPD621