JMS and MSMQ interoperability

I have come across this question of whether JMS and MSMQ are interoperabe a number of times and so I decided to address it. Microsoft does not have a JMS provider for MSMQ so basically you will need to use a third party product or implement your own JMS provider.

I came across an interesting article called Enterprise Messaging in a Heterogeneous Environment. The article describes how to use web services as a proxy between MSMQ and a JMS implementation. The solution effectively implements a custom enterprise message bus using which heterogenous applications (.net and java) can communicate asynchronously with each other.

Another way of accessing MSMQ from Java applications is to use JNI (Java Native Interface) as described here. JNI can be used to call the C api that MSMQ exposes, from within Java applications.

MSDN also has some pointers on implementing asynchronous interoperability.

Comments (1)

  1. Aaron says:

    Thanks for the resources.

    SAP and Microsoft have been working together for a number of years on Duet and other integration strategies involving web services and the .NET connector for SAP.

    Having a supported MSMQ driver or adding JMS compliance to MSMQ would greatly increase the ability to integrate Microsoft and SAP applications within the PI framework built into SAP.