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Apache Qpid is an open-source (Apache 2.0 licensed) messaging system which implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). It provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support.

Apache Qpid
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Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
1.37.0 / November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)
Written in Java & C++
Operating system Cross-platform
Type AMQP, Java Message Service, Message-oriented middleware, Enterprise Messaging System
License Apache License 2.0


In 2005 JPMorgan Chase approached other firms to form a working group that included Cisco Systems, IONA Technologies, iMatix, Red Hat, and Transaction Workflow Innovation Standards Team (TWIST). In the same year JPMorgan Chase partnered with Red Hat to create Apache Qpid, initially in Java and soon after C++.

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