Amazon MQ Cheat Sheet

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Amazon MQ Cheat Sheet for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) exam. This AWS cheat sheet contains detailed exam-specific facts to help you pass your AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam.

Amazon MQ Cheat Sheet

Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud, so you can migrate your messaging and applications without rewriting code.

Amazon MQ supports industry-standard APIs and protocols so you can migrate messaging and applications without rewriting code.

Amazon MQ provides cost-efficient and flexible messaging capacity – you pay for broker instance and storage usage as you go.

Amazon MQ manages the administration and maintenance of ActiveMQ brokers and automatically provisions infrastructure for high availability.

With Amazon MQ, you can use the AWS Management Console, AWS CloudFormation, the Command Line Interface (CLI), or simple API calls to launch a production-ready message broker in minutes.

It’s a managed implementation of Apache ActiveMQ.

Fully managed and highly available within a region.

Amazon MQ stores your messages redundantly across multiple Availability Zones (AZs).

Active/standby brokers are designed for high availability. In the event of a failure of the broker, or even a full AZ outage, Amazon MQ automatically fails over to the standby broker so you can continue sending and receiving messages.

ActiveMQ API and support for JMS, NMS, MQTT, and WebSockets.

Designed as a drop-in replacement for on-premise message brokers.

Use SQS if you’re creating a new application from scratch.

Use MQ if you want an easy low-hassle path to migrate from existing message brokers to AWS.

Amazon MQ provides encryption of your messages at rest and in transit.

It’s easy to ensure that your messages are securely stored in an encrypted format. Connections to the broker use SSL, and access can be restricted to a private endpoint within your Amazon VPC, which allows you to isolate your broker in your own virtual network.

You can configure security groups to control network access to your broker.

Amazon MQ is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail. With CloudWatch you can monitor metrics on your brokers, queues, and topics.

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