• Subject: Re: Sockets vs MQSeries
  • From: "Patrick Townsend" <patownsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:24:36 -0800
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates Inc

To me both have their place. Sockets is a standard, MQSeries is not. It's a
middleware product sold by IBM. But MQSeries is implemented on a lot of
platforms and has a very similar interface on all of those platforms.

MQSeries supports asynchronous delivery, message priority and other features
that standard sockets does not. So if you need those features and don't want
to program them in a layer above sockets, it might be the fastest way to get
them. MQSeries uses sockets internally for its communications (as well as
other protocols if needed).

MQSeries may not be the best solution if you need complex transaction logic
or real-time response. Or if you are on a limited budget. Or if you have
concerns about sticking with open systems solutions.

Most people I talk to think IBM provides good support for MQSeries.

HTH,
Patrick
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IBM AS/400 communications, FTP automation, and eCommerce
software and consulting services.

http://www.patownsend.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephane Leon" <sleon@dplanet.ch>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 10:38 AM
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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