Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 approved as an OASIS Standard

We are very excited to share the news that AMQP 1.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard on October 29, 2012.

AMQP 1.0 libraries are available for a variety of languages and platforms. The interest amongst users is growing. Support for AMQP 1.0 is anticipated in various message-oriented middleware implementations. AMQP 1.0 is the protocol of choice for open and interoperable messaging from the client all the way to the cloud!

AMQP 1.0 as an open, interoperable, wire level messaging protocol enables interoperability between compliant clients and brokers. Applications can achieve full-fidelity message exchange between components built using different languages and frameworks and running on different operating systems. Further, as an inherently efficient application layer binary protocol, AMQP 1.0 enables new possibilities in messaging that scale from the client to the cloud.

IIT Software GmbH, INETCO Systems Ltd., Microsoft, Red Hat and StormMQ have publicly posted statements about their use of AMQP 1.0 to the OASIS AMQP Technical Committee.

Several AMQP 1.0 client libraries are currently available:

1. AMQP 1.0 JMS library for Java from Apache Qpid

2. AMQP 1.0 library for Java from SwiftMQ (IIT Software GmbH)

3. Proton AMQP 1.0 library for C (including PHP and Python bindings) from Apache Qpid (Linux only today)

Several other AMQP 1.0 client libraries are being developed. For example, the Apache Qpid community is porting the Proton AMQP 1.0 library to Windows. AMQP 1.0 client libraries for other languages, such as JavaScript and Ruby, are anticipated in the next several months.

Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, November 2012 Preview (version 1.8.0) now includes a new component “Package for Apache Qpid Client Libraries for JMS (by MS Open Tech)” which makes it easier for Java developers who use Eclipse to develop Java applications that use AMQP 1.0 for messaging.

Stay tuned for more information as more libraries and implementations become available!

Ram Jeyaraman (Co-chair of OASIS AMQP Technical Committee and Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation)
Doug Mahugh (Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation)

Additional Information

AMQP Member Section Site:

OASIS AMQP Technical Committee:

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