Amazon MQ

Amazon MQ: Amazon MQ(Message Queue) is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud. Message brokers allow different software systems-often using different programming languages, and on different platforms-to communicate and exchange information.

Amazon MQ reduces your operational load by managing the provisioning, setup, and maintenance of ActiveMQ, a popular open-source message broker. Connecting your current applications to Amazon MQ is easy because it uses industry-standard APIs and protocols for messaging, including JMS, NMS, AMQP, STOMP, MQTT, and WebSocket. Using standards means that in most cases, there’s no need to rewrite any messaging code when you migrate to AWS.

Amazon MQ Limitations

  • The Amazon MQ provides 200 GB limited storage.
  • The API limits of Bucket Size is 100 per refill rate(/s) is 15.
  • The Amazon MQ accepts only Apache Kahana DB data storage. The LevelDB and JDBC are not supported.

Amazon MQ Benefits


In Amazon MQ you can pay as per your storage needs and for instance. So that you can save your money.

Operation Offloading

In the Amazon MQ, the AWS manages the administration and automatically provision infrastructure for highly available. So no need for user involvement.


To migrate easily from the existing message brokers to MQ, the Amazon MQ provides the standard APIs and protocols.

The CloudWatch metrics are used to monitor the Amazon MQ. The Amazon has high circumference usage, patching, including broker provision, high availability, durability, failure detection.

Amazon MQ Vs SQS/SNS

The Amazon MQ and Amazon SQS/SNS are not the same. The SQS/SNS is derived from the cloud applications, whereas the Amazon MQ can be used with many open-sourced and licensed message brokers.