Category: MQ

Top Five Administration Use Cases of Nastel Navigator for IBM MQ, Kafka and TIBCO

Top Five Administration Use Cases of Nastel Navigator for IBM MQ, Kafka and TIBCO

Nastel Navigator is an extremely powerful tool for secure middleware administration, automated deployment, and cloud migration. Here are some examples of how middleware administrators in top companies use Nastel Navigator to save time and reduce risk.

What’s new in MQ 9.2.2

What’s new in MQ 9.2.2

The most recent Continuous Delivery (CD) release for IBM MQ became generally available on March 25th, 2021.   CD releases provide insight into what the next Long Term Support (LTS) release will look at.   That is, IBM uses the CD releases to stage new features so that they can get exposure before becoming part of the mainstream.

Updated Mobile App for Nastel XRay Delivers APM Insights, Analytics for IBM MQ, Kafka Shops

Updated Mobile App for Nastel XRay Delivers APM Insights, Analytics for IBM MQ, Kafka Shops

Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of AIOps solutions covering end-to-end Transaction Tracking and Application Performance Management (APM) for mission-critical applications in mixed cloud environments, has announced an updated, new release for their Nastel XRay mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Poll Results Indicate New Kafka, Cloud Middleware-related Activity for MQ Shops

Poll Results Indicate New Kafka, Cloud Middleware-related Activity for MQ Shops

The initial polling of IBM MQ customers reveals some interesting trends as we enter 2021.

A philosophical (possibly even a theological) discussion of IBM MQ’s maximum queue depth

A philosophical (possibly even a theological) discussion of IBM MQ’s maximum queue depth

I was having a discussion the other day about IBM MQ maximum queue depth. After thinking about this, I really got to thinking about why this exists. The basic concept for a queue is to hold messages the producers create until consumers can process them.

Do you CD or LTS?

Do you CD or LTS?

It’s been four years since IBM MQ introduced Continuous Delivery (CD) and Long Term Support (LTS) releases. The main objective was to give MQ users a choice between getting access to the latest and greatest features sooner than later (CD) or using a stable environment that had only bug fixes (LTS).   Since the typical cadences…
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A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

A brief overview of what’s new in IBM MQ 9.2

Recently, I wrote about the difference between long-term support and continuous delivery releases of IBM MQ. In that discussion I pointed out that based on their traditional cadence that a new MQ release was not far off. As expected, IBM has announced IBM MQ 9.2. This is scheduled for availability this week. As I discussed…
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Do you CD or LTS?

Do you CD or LTS?

It’s been four years since IBM MQ introduced Continuous Delivery (CD) and Long Term Support (LTS) releases. The main objective was to give MQ users a choice between getting access to the latest and greatest features sooner than later (CD) or using a stable environment that had only bug fixes (LTS). Since the typical cadences…
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Using MQIPT For Simplifying MQ Operation Across The Internet

Using MQIPT For Simplifying MQ Operation Across The Internet

We have seen a lot of usage of MQ Internet Pass-Thru gateway, MQIPT. MQIPT was originally released as a support pack (MS81) and is delivered as a standard feature of MQ (MQ 9.1.4).   The support pack will no longer be supported after September 2020.     Note, that it is possible to use MQIPT from 9.1.4…
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Managing and Enforcing Automated DevOps of MQ Environments

Managing and Enforcing Automated DevOps of MQ Environments. Nastel is well known for producing some powerful GUIs (graphical user interfaces) for managing and monitoring IBM MQ but is there still a place for these as the world moves towards DevOps with automated continuous integration and continuous delivery?