BizTalk Server 2016: How to configure the MQ Series Adapter for low latency scenarios whitepaper

Surprisingly enough, or not, legacy systems can still be found across many organizations. IBM MQ is a family of message-oriented middleware products that IBM launched in December 1993. It was called MQSeries initially and was renamed WebSphere MQ in 2002 to join the suite of WebSphere products. In April 2014, it was renamed to IBM MQ.

We can mainly see the use and the need for integration with these products in banks systems. BizTalk Server provides two ways to communicate with IBM MQ:

  • By using the MQSeries built-in adapter that will act as a bridge between Microsoft BizTalk Server and IBM MQSeries servers:
    • The MQSeries adapter is available with the BizTalk Server installation. It supports transactional and non-transactional messaging by setting the Transaction Supported property in the MQSeries adapter transport properties
    • The MQSeries adapter uses the MQSAgent2 COM+ application to put/get messages into the IBM WebSphere Queue Manager
    • The MQSeries adapter requires IBM’s MQSeries Server for Windows to reside on the client system to communicate with an IBM WebSphere Queue Manager running on Windows or non-Windows. MQSeries Server for Windows is not a Microsoft product and must be obtained from your IBM WebSphere MQ program

This whitepaper’s goal is not how to install and configure MQSeries, neither compare the advantages or disadvantages of using this adapter compared to MQSC. Instead, this whitepaper’s focus is on improving the performance of the MQSeries adapter to better support low latency scenarios that most of the time are required in financial transactions.

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Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

1 thought on “BizTalk Server 2016: How to configure the MQ Series Adapter for low latency scenarios whitepaper”

  1. Sandro thank you for your efforts and the information you share is so help full.

    I am facing an issue on MQ 2016 Adapter where APPLPutName is going as default “Biztalk 2016 /BTNTS.exe” .

    Can you share if you have faced this issue?

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