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01 November 2012, 12:40

AMQP 1.0 is now an OASIS standard

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AMQP logo Members of the independent Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) have approved version 1.0 of the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) as a standard. AMQP is an open protocol for exchanging messages between systems that defines transmission formats, queuing behaviour and the implementation of services.

Contributors to the standardisation process include the Bank of America, Deutsche Börse, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Progress Software, Red Hat, Software AG and VMware. Development of the standard has relied heavily on the creation of a number of open source implementations of the various iterations of the protocol.

The version 1.0 specification was released by the AMQP Working Group in October 2011 and was then submitted to OASIS with a technical committee formed to shepherd the specification through international standardisation. The committee's work will continue as it maintains the standard.

SwiftMQ offers a current AMQP 1.0 implementation while the developers of other implementations, such as the open source Apache Qpid, JORAM and RabbitMQ or Red Hat Enterprise MRG and StormMQ, are working to achieve full compatibility with the 1.0 version of the protocol.


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