XMS is a non-Java implementation of the Java Message Service (JMS) API, currently implemented to work with the IBM WebSphere messaging portfolio.

XMS can connect to the following IBM messaging servers — WebSphere MQ; WebSphere Platform Messaging, for example, as embodied by the default messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server v6; and WebSphere Event/Message Brokers over Real-time transport.

An XMS application can exchange messages with any of the following types of application – An XMS application, a WebSphere MQ JMS application, a native WebSphere MQ application and a JMS application that is using the WebSphere Platform Messaging. XMS applications may use different IBM messaging servers with little or no change.

A C/C++ implementation of this technology is available as ‘IBM Message Service Client for C/C++’. This can be downloaded as a Cat3 SupportPac here.

Likewise, a .NET implementation of this technology is available as ‘IBM Message Service Client for .NET’. This can be downloaded as a Cat3 SupportPac here.

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