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IBM MQ (formerly WebSphere MQ and MQSeries) is messaging middleware.

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IBM MQ (formerly WebSphere MQ and MQSeries) is messaging middleware.

TIBCO Messaging

TIBCO offers high-performance messaging technology, and gives customers flexibility and unique choice between Commercial and Open-source messaging solutions. TIBCO Messaging is a comprehensive messaging portfolio available to meet a wide variety of use cases and deployment models.…

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

Amazon Web Services offers the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) which provides pub/sub messaging and push notifications to iOS and Android devices. It is meant to operate in a microservices architecture and which can support event-driven contingencies and support the decoupling…

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Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is an open-source stream processing platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation written in Scala and Java. The Kafka event streaming platform is used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-…

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core is a managed cloud service that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices. It includes the Device Gateway and the Message Broker, which connect and process messages between IoT devices and the cloud. AWS IoT Core connects AWS and Amazon…

TIBCO BusinessEvents

TIBCO BusinessEvents® allows organizations to quickly build event-driven rules systems that intelligently process streams of events at the speed they are generated - supporting realtime decision making, automation, and proactive responses.


RabbitMQ, an open source message broker, is part of Pivotal Software, a VMware company acquired in 2019, and supports message queue, multiple messaging protocols, and more. RabbitMQ is available open source, however VMware also offers a range of commercial services for RabbitMQ;…

Oracle SOA Suite

The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications by the enterprise, combined with organizations’ desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the company's unified…

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google offers Cloud Pub/Sub, a managed message oriented middleware supporting many-to-many asynchronous messaging between applications.

TIBCO Rendezvous

TIBCO's Rendezvous is message oriented middleware.

Fiserv Wealth Management Network

The Wealth Management Network from Fiserv is an expansive networks of managed account data and connectivity. It brings together asset managers and sponsors to perform all necessary business functions to support the industry. The Network includes messaging services, information exchange,…

webMethods Trading Network

webMethods Trading Network is a B2B middleware offering from Software AG.

Astra Streaming

DataStax Astra Streaming is a fully-managed event streaming service powered by Apache Pulsar that was built to scale. Astra Streaming has been built to run in the cloud of your choice, including (GCP, AWS, Microsoft Azure) without sacrificing open-source compatibility.

Software AG Universal Messaging

Software AG Universal Messaging is presented as a single solution for high-performance, low-latency messaging across a wide array of delivery channels, including all mainstream enterprise, web and mobile platforms. The venodr states that for the enterprise, Software AG Universal…


WhatsApp4Dynamics is a productivity app built for Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM. The app empowers users to communicate effectively with customers, prospects and business partners across the globe via WhatsApp without exiting the CRM ecosystem. WhatsApp4Dynamics helps sales, services…


Ab Initio’s Continuous>Flows supports real-time business data processing ranging from “mini-batch”, to high volume “asynchronous messaging”, to service-oriented applications (SOA), to low latency “request/response” applications, and provides interfaces to a wide range of real-time…

Mavenir Messaging as a Platform (MaaP)

Mavenir's Messaging as a Platform (MaaP) enables business to consumer conversations through AI, chatbots, hubs, and standards-based API’s.

Direct7 Networks

Direct7 Networks was founded in 2012 and provides SMS Services for Customers to Deliver their messages anywhere in 7 Continents and 7 days of week. Being a company that's more dedicated in to Transactional type of Traffic, from Banking OTP's to Social Media Pin Verification to E-…

Tencent Cloud Message Queue

Tencent Cloud Cloud Message Queue (CMQ) is a distributed message queue service featuring a message-based async communication mechanism that enables message receiving/sending among different applications deployed in a distributed manner (or different components of the same application)…

Huawei Cloud ROMA Connect

The ROMA Connect platform, on Huawei Cloud, allows users to integrate applications, data, and devices, and rapidly streamline legacy systems and cloud-native applications. With ROMA connect, the user can seamlessly integrate cloud and on-premises applications, eliminate data silos,…

Huawei Cloud Simple Message Notification (SMN)

Huawei Cloud's Simple Message Notification (SMN) enables users to broadcast messages to email addresses, phone numbers, and HTTP/HTTPS servers and connect cloud services through notifications, reducing system complexity.

Tervela Messaging Appliance

Tervela, headquartered in Boston, offers message oriented middleware via its Messaging Appliance.

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Infrared360 from Avada Software in New Jersey is an application performance management solution, and middleware.

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What is Message Oriented Middleware?

Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM) is software that supports the sending and receiving of messages between component information systems in an enterprise's distributed system. Message-driven processing is required in a client/server environment that uses a special program called a message broker. A client sends a message to the message broker which is designed to handle many messages from multiple clients and forward them to the appropriate server application. The middleware creates a communications layer that insulates developers from the complexity of different operating systems and network protocols.

MOM is particularly helpful when large changes happen in an organization as multiple systems and products are brought into an organization. It would be costly in time and money to reconfigure or rebuild the IT infrastructure to ensure that all systems new and old are working together. A MOM can bridge this gap and facilitate communication throughout different systems and software without rebuilding an organization’s IT infrastructure. Situations where MOM is helpful are when a business begins to offer a new service, subscribes to a new service, or undergoes an acquisition or merger.

The MOM helps resolve performance issues and other potentially complex issues of interoperability and scalability, which can occur in a constantly changing network of systems. This technology has become of central importance in IoT applications. In this case, centralized message brokers facilitate device-to-device communication.

Message Oriented Middleware Features

  • Unified messaging
  • Provisioning and monitoring
  • Dynamic scaling
  • Management and control tools
  • Dynamic scaling
  • Flexible service quality
  • Secure communication
  • Integration with other tools
  • Asynchronous messaging
  • Routing
  • Transformation

Message Oriented Middleware Comparison

When seeking out a message oriented middleware product, consider the following aspects:

  • Open-source options: There are open-source messaging products, such as RabbitMQ. Open-source products are customizable, but require considerable time for implementation and offer more limited support than a paid option. An open-source solution may not be scalable for larger enterprise solutions.
  • Queueing: When implementing a MOM, setting up a message queue is essential. Most products will use a first-in-first-out queue but can be customized. Ensure that the product you select is compatible with the queue type that fits your needs.
  • Complications: Adding another layer to an existing IT infrastructure can lower performance and increase maintenance costs. Ensure the utility of the product exceeds the additional cost of maintaining it.

Pricing Information

There are many open-source options for MOM. Most paid options are enterprise-level solutions and pricing is custom based on your infrastructure and needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Message Oriented Middleware?

MOM is the go-between for software applications and hardware across an IT infrastructure. MOM facilitates communication across an IT infrastructure. The middleware creates a communications layer that insulates developers from the complexity of different operating systems and network protocols.

Who benefits most from Message Oriented Middleware?

MOM is beneficial to larger enterprises with disparate IT infrastructure. By facilitating communication across a large infrastructure, MOM can ensure a system stays in sync. The investment in MOM may not be worth it for smaller organizations with smaller IT infrastructures.

How much does Message Oriented Middleware cost?

There are several open-source options for MOM. Paid solutions are often custom enterprise-level solutions that are dependent upon the size of your infrastructure and organizational needs.