• Subject: RE: Sockets vs MQSeries
  • From: "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 08:55:20 -0500

Saying which solution is "better" is difficult, but a little info on
MQSeries may help. The best way to describe MQSeries I've come up with is to
say that it is data queues on steroids. Just like data queues, there is a
client (Sends stuff to the queue) a server (pulls stuff from a queue) and
the queue itself (stores the entries, or 'messages').

IBM has MQSeries clients and servers for 30 some-odd operating systems (yes,
three-zero) so there is wide availability of the code. Want to send a
message from your palm to the as/400, ok. From Windows 3.1 (yes, 16-bit) to
a linux box, no problem. Apple Mac to Palm to OS/390 to OS/400 to Linux back
to Mac, can do.

Here is the big advantage MQSeries has over sockets: The receiving system
does NOT have to be active when the sending system sends. Just like a data
queue, you can send a bunch of messages to the queue at 3PM and read them
from the queue at 3AM, try that with sockets. 

I'm not sure I'd say MQSeries is "more standard" than sockets, nor would I
say that it is "better", but it has it's place in the world.

-Walden

PS. Having said all this, I just went with sockets for a solution to a
problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephane Leon [mailto:sleon@dplanet.ch]
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 1:39 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Sockets vs MQSeries


Hi,

I developped an interface on as400 with linux machine.
I wrote this interface using sockets in RPG (Client and server side)
It works very good.
Speed, length of source code, size of object are nice.

Some guys talk me about MqSeries and said it is better and more 'STANDARD'
than sockets.
I don't know MQseries.

It is better ?

What are the difference between Sockets and MQSeries ?

Thanks for answers.

--
Stephane
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