The Solaris Express 6/04 release introduced Sun Java System Message Queue 3.5 SP1 Platform Edition. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release. This version replaces Sun Java System Message Queue (MQ) 3.0.1, which was previously introduced in the Software Express pilot program.
For Solaris 9 users, the Message Queue 3.0.1 is new for the SPARC platform in the Solaris 9 12/02 release. In the Solaris 9 8/03 release, this feature was available for the x86 platform.
Sun Java System Message Queue 3.5 SP1 Platform Edition is an affordable, standards-based, high-performance Messaging System that integrates disparate IT systems. This Message Queue (MQ) is Java Messaging Services (JMS) 1.1 compliant and supports web services messaging through JAXM (SOAP 1.1 with Attachments).
The new 3.5 release, as compared to the previous 3.0.1 release, includes the following new features:
C Messaging API – Native-to-the-wire C-API for connectivity to legacy C/C++ applications. TCP and SSL transports are supported.
Client Connection Failover – On loss of connection, client automatically reconnects to a different broker in the cluster.
Advanced Remote Monitoring Capabilities – JMS-based API enables monitoring of broker statistics, destination statistics, and VM statistics.
Support for Sun Cluster in Java Enterprise System – Sun Cluster Agent for MQ, available in the Java Enterprise System, uses a file-based datastore with high availability (HA) to provide HA functionality to MQ.
J2EE 1.4 compatibility – J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5 support enables MQ 3.5 to be connected to any J2EE 1.4 compliant Application Server through the MQ Resource Adapter.
Dynamic Message Flow Control – Flow control enables management of throughput and load in the System. Control options include Reject Oldest, Reject Newest, Reject Low Priority, and Flow Control.
Local Destinations and Cluster Delivery Policies – Policy configuration enables throughput optimization for message delivery to brokers in a cluster.
For new feature details, refer to the Sun Java System Message Queue Release Notes at http://docs.sun.com.