|Requires the purchase of an SSL certificate for each queue manager (~$400 USD)||No||Yes|
|PCI compliant for separation of digital signature and message data in the message payload||Yes||No|
|Show encrypted message data to unauthorized users||NO||Yes|
|Channel data conversion||Yes||No|
|Support for Java MQ v6 applications||Yes||No|
|MQGet with Convert for C/COBOL applications||Yes||Yes|
|MQGet with Convert for C++ applications||Yes||Unknown|
|MQGet with Convert for Java applications||Yes||No|
|MQGet with Convert for .NET (C#) applications||Yes||No|
|WebSphere MQ classes for .Net in a managed mode||Yes||No|
|Message Service client for .Net (XMS) applications||Yes||No|
|Message Service client for C/C++ (XMS) applications||Yes||No|
|Protection of SYSTEM.* queues||Yes||Yes|
|Require application code changes||No||No|
|Supported Platform: Unix (AIX, HP-UX & Solaris)||Yes||Yes|
|Supported Platform: Linux (x86, x86-64, Power & System z)||Yes||Yes|
|Supported Platform: Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Supported Platform: IBM i (OS/400)||Yes||NO|
|Supported Platform: z/OS||Partial**||Yes|
** Partial means MQAUSX and MQCE are supported on z/OS while MQME is not currently supported on z/OS. It is hoped that IBM will soon introduce API Exit support for z/OS. When an API Exit is supported on z/OS, Capitalware will port MQME to z/OS.
Note: IBM WMQ AMS information was retrieved from WMQ AMS web site and a presentation given by Jack Carnes of IBM.
Capitalware MQESS Pricing:
- Capitalware’s MQESS is priced at $999.00 USD per distributed queue manager (volume discounts available) plus 15% yearly maintenance and support fee.
- Capitalware’s MQESS does NOT require the purchase of an SSL certificates.
- Enterprise License for MQESS sells for $180,000 USD plus 15% yearly maintenance and support fee. An enterprise license will allow a company to have unlimited number of queue managers at an unlimited number of locations.
IBM WMQ AMS Pricing:
- IBM’s WMQ AMS is priced at roughly 25% of the cost of WMQ Server plus a yearly maintenance and support fee.
- IBM’s WMQ AMS requires the purchase of an SSL certificate for each queue manager (cost is roughly $400 USD)
- IBM does not offer an absolute cap on the cost for purchasing WMQ AMS licenses. A company will pay for every license which can add up to millions of dollars.
I hope the above information is useful.