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Red Hat MRG V1 Supports Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

Red Hat Delivers Realtime Capabilities and High Performance Messaging

Red Hat Enterprise MRG V1, A Key Component of Linux Automation, Provides Industry-Leading Performance and Garners Enthusiastic Partner Support

Red Hat Summit. Boston, MA, USA. June 19, 2008.

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise MRG V1, which offers significant Red Hat Enterprise Linux realtime enhancements as well as a high performance, multi-platform messaging system.

The Red Hat Enterprise MRG Beta was announced in late 2007. Since that time Red Hat has worked closely with partners and customers in an effort to ensure that the final product provides the desired features, quality, performance and adherence to open protocol standards. With Red Hat as a leading contributor to Linux realtime kernel development and the Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Project, Red Hat Enterprise MRG is being delivered on schedule while also exceeding its original performance goals.

The Realtime component of Red Hat Enterprise MRG comprises numerous kernel enhancements that provide deterministic performance for time-critical and latency-sensitive applications. Of particular value to ISVs and customers, applications that are certified for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux can take advantage of Red Hat Enterprise MRG's realtime capabilities without modification or recertification.

IBM has worked closely with Red Hat throughout the development of the Linux kernel's realtime capabilities. IBM WebSphere Real Time on MRG Realtime extends the business benefits of Java to time-critical applications. Additionally, IBM WebSphere MQ Low Latency Message (LLM) delivers high-volume, time-critical performance today on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and IBM plans to further optimize WebSphere MQ LLM for the realtime Linux extensions in Red Hat Enterprise MRG. The availability of multiple messaging solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems offers customers flexibility and choice. In recognition of its work around the Linux kernel real time enhancements, IBM and Raytheon have been voted a Red Hat Innovation Award winner at the Red Hat Summit that is currently running in Boston, Mass.

"The predictable performance of realtime software is increasingly important for time-critical systems in every industry — from defense to financial markets, manufacturing, energy and utilities, and telecommunications," said Jeff Smith, vice president, Open Source and Linux Middleware at IBM. "IBM has worked together closely with Red Hat on the development of the real time Linux kernel and has optimized both WebSphere Real Time and BladeCenter servers on Red Hat Enterprise MRG. We are delighted that IBM and Raytheon have been recognized by Red Hat for this innovation which has led to the largest deployment of real time technology in the next generation of US Navy Destroyers."

Red Hat Enterprise MRG's Messaging component demonstrates the power of the collaborative open source innovation, with a number of IT industry leaders, government departments and financial services companies being actively involved in development and product certification.

"The Cisco Application-Oriented Networking Message Bus Interconnect solution provides a network-based protocol bridge that interconnects heterogeneous, message-oriented middleware. Our in-network solutions are also a strong complement to server-based Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Service Bus offerings," said David R. Bernstein, vice president and general manager of Cisco's Network Applications Infrastructure business unit. "By working closely with Red Hat and its MRG initiative, Cisco AON MBI customers gain a tremendous advantage via our joint expansion of multiprotocol support for mission-critical interapplication messaging requirements."

Performance testing of Red Hat Enterprise MRG messaging on both Intel- and AMD-based systems is ongoing, and has already demonstrated exceptional results. Most recently, an Intel 8-way (2 x Quad-Core) Xeon X5482 system configured with four Gigabit Ethernet network adapters running Red Hat Enterprise MRG was able to achieve over six million OPRA (Options Price Reporting Authority) messages/second.

"JPMorgan welcomes Red Hat's use of the AMQP protocol throughout its MRG product. The AMQP protocol is an open standard for electronic messaging commonly used by enterprises to link together automated business processes. Today's news is another step towards AMQP becoming the preferred connectivity for automated business on the Internet," said Adrian Kunzle, managing director, Head of Architecture, JPMorganChase.

Additionally, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform will be adding support for Red Hat Enterprise MRG as a messaging transport in an upcoming release.

Included as a component of Red Hat Enterprise MRG is the Condor open source grid management capability. This is provided as a technology preview, with final availability expected later this year.

For more information please visit For expanded details on Red Hat Enterprise MRG, visit

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more at:

About Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open Internet Protocol for Business Messaging, being developed as a royalty-free specification through industry collaboration. As of June 2008, corporations participating in the AMQP Working Group included Cisco Systems, Inc; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Börse Systems; Envoy Technologies Inc; Goldman Sachs; iMatix Corporation; IONA Technologies; JPMorgan Chase Bank & Co; Novell; Rabbit Technologies [Joint venture of CohesiveFT and LShift]; Red Hat, Inc; TWIST Process Innovations; WSO2, Inc; 29West Inc.

Red Hat MRG Messaging:

Red Hat Enterprise MRG implements AMQP, the industry's first open messaging standard, for unprecedented interoperability that is cross-language, cross-platform, multi-vendor, spans hardware and software, and extends down to the wire level. Red Hat is a founding member of the AMQP working group, which is developing the AMQP standard.

High Performance, Reliable, Open AMQP Messaging: Messaging is the backbone of enterprise and high-performance computing, SOA deployments, and platform services. Red Hat Enterprise MRG provides messaging that is up to 100-fold faster than other solutions. Furthermore, Red Hat Enterprise MRG implements AMQP, the industry's first open messaging standard, for unprecedented interoperability that is cross-language, cross-platform, multi-vendor, spans hardware and software, and extends down to the wire level.

MRG Messaging uses Linux-specific optimizations to achieve optimal performance on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and MRG Realtime but can also be deployed on non-Linux platforms like Windows and Solaris without the full performance and quality of service benefits that Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides. MRG Messaging supports most major development languages...

MRG Messaging offers fast messaging, reliable messaging, and large file messaging capabilities — all in one product. MRG Messaging also includes comprehensive support for various messaging paradigms, including store-and-forward, transaction distribution, publish-subscribe, content-based routing, queued file transfer, point-to-point connections among peers, and market data distribution. MRG Messaging also supports a variety of platforms and languages including Linux, Windows, and Solaris; Java (JMS), C++, Python, .NET, and Ruby.

From the MRG Messaging FAQ:

MRG Messaging is an open source, high performance, reliable messaging distribution that implements the AMQP specification. It provides reliable messaging (pub-sub, event, and large message transfer), supporting reliability, clustering, and durable messaging. It is based on the Apache Qpid Project, currently in incubation.

AMQP stands for Advanced Message Queuing Protocol and is a specification for how commodity messaging and middleware works. Its primary aim is to create an open standard for messaging in order to create open and interoperable messaging. AMQP defines both a wire-level protocol for messaging (the transport layer) and the higher-level semantics for messaging (the functional layer). It is completely free to use and is being developed by the AMQP Working Group. AMQP is currently will be submitted to a standards body at some point by the AMQP Working Group.

Apache Qpid Project: Apache Quid is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Incubator PMC. Qpid provides a multiple language implementation of the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) specification and related technologies... Qpid is a messaging implementation built on AMQP, that allows one to implement just about any distributed or business application. Client APIs include C++, Java, Ruby, Python and C# for .NET. In addition a JMS API is provided for Java making typical JMS use cases easy. Qpid provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management and heterogeneous multi-platform support.

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP).

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