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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2018

Add IBM Java crypto library IBMJCEPLUS hardware acceleration support to MQTT broker (MQXR)

MQ v9 MQXR (MQTT Broker)

IBM Java 1.8 has significant improvements in
the performance of handling security by using hardware acceleration available in modern processors (including x86). The performance of ibmjceplus Java security provider advantage has been documented in the following IBM document:
jdk-security-ibmjceplus/ . It can reach 65 times better performance for x86 platform. MQ v9 MQXR is using Java 1.8 with the default crypto library (ibmjce), which has no benefits of hardware acceleration. Based on IBM test data I expect that the use of ibmjceplus crypto library will benefit MQXR performance for MQTT over TLS in general and specifically during TLS handshake. At this point this configuration is not yet supported as it hasn't been tested with MQXR. I'd like to have this configuration tested and supported.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 123627
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Admin
    Amy McCormick
    Mar 30, 2023

    We have reviewed this idea and have concluded that, unfortunately, this is not an idea that we can implement within the next 12-18 months due to other priorities across the MQ portfolio.