At the Impact 2012 conference in April, IBM introduced version 7.5 of its WebSphere MQ product. MQ is by far the market leader in reliable messaging, commanding 80% of the market according to analysts. Since the product has been around for 17 years, you might think it is not an investment area for IBM. However, the impressive capabilities in the latest versions demonstrate that IBM is still putting a huge investment in this space, and it is in fact a centerpiece for their Smarter Planet strategy.
To highlight my point, I created two Infographics (you caught me… I’m still on my infographics kick) – one that highlights MQ’s market dominance, and one that shows the broad technology scope of the product in its latest release. Clearly, this is not your grandpa’s MQ anymore… Enjoy.
(These are my own – not created or endorsed by IBM)