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Welcome to the SwiftMQ Community Edition (CE)

SwiftMQ CE is a full featured enterprise messaging system that supports:

  • JMS 1.1
  • AMQP 0.9.1 and 1.0
  • MQTT 3.1 and 3.1.1
  • Federated Router Networks
  • Clustering

It is also the only messaging system with an integrated microservice platform called SwiftMQ Streams that runs inside a SwiftMQ Router and can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures and data feeds.

Streams can intercept any message flow sent by applications over queues and topics. No need to change application code or messages.

Streams communicate via Messages over queues and/or topics. They can be deployed on a single Router or on many different nodes of a Router Network. SwiftMQ's integrated Federated Router Network provides transparent message routing so that Streams on one node can communicate with Streams on other nodes transparently.

The data can be analyzed by using the realtime streaming analytics capabilities of the Streams Interface which are on par with popular realtime streaming analytics libraries. It provides sliding, tumbling and session windows, event time processing and late arrival handling, to name a few features.


Find the documentation here.

Obtain SwiftMQ CE

Release Distributions

You can download the distributions from the Release Section.


SwiftMQ CE is on Please use tag latest or the release number to pull it. Have a look at the documentation on how to configure the docker container.

Building from Source

You need Apache Maven installed on your system. Then perform a

mvn clean install

which generates the tar.gz and zip distributions into the distribution/target/ directory.

Running the Test Suites

The contained test suite distribution can be used to test JMS and AMQP 1.0 functionality. It requires a started SwiftMQ Router in standard configuration (just unpack, cd scripts, ./router).

Unpack the test suite and cd scripts. Then run:

  • ./runjms <path-to-router>
  • ./runamqp <path-to-router>

<path-to-router> is the path to the SwiftMQ Router installation.

The test suite runs several hundred tests against the JMS API or the AMQP 1.0 protocol, respectively.

Community Support

We use Stackoverflow for the community support. If you have any questions or need help, post it there under tag swiftmq.

Reporting Bugs

Please use the Issue Tracker to file any bugs.


We appreciate and welcome any contribution to this project. Please follow these guidelines:

We use git flow

If you don't know it, read the Tutorial first.

Our main development branch (with all latest changes merged in) is develop. The master branch is for official releases only.

Create a new branch with git flow and commit your changes there. If you are ready, push your branch to this repository. We will take care of the merge if and only if your changes are appropriate.


All your contributions are under the Apache 2.0 License. If you create new files, please add the license header at the top of the file.

Get in Touch

Please visit our website

Copyright and Trademark

SwiftMQ is a product and (c) of IIT Software GmbH. SwiftMQ and Swiftlet are registered trademarks (R) of IIT Software GmbH.