Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) V1.0 approved as an OASIS Standard

We are pleased to announce that OASIS Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) Version 1.0 has been approved by the membership as an OASIS Standard [1].

The call to vote was announced on 15 October 2012 [2] and closed 29 October 2012. A minimum of 48 affirmative votes were needed in order to win approval. The finally vote tally was 66 affirmative votes, with one abstention and no negative votes..

AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) is an efficient, reliable, wire level messaging protocol supporting common middleware messaging interaction patterns: messaging, request/response, publish/subscribe, transactions, and store and forward. It allows middleware applications to communicate with each other without having to have the same infrastructure on both ends (i.e. it provides vendor-neutral communications).

Like all communication protocols, AMQP describes the message syntax and sequence for performing their different assigned tasks. AMQP is capable of being used in both synchronous (point-to-point) and asynchronous (broker based) architectures and is independent of any particular broker architecture. AMQP is of special importance in providing enterprise and cloud messaging services.


The complete OASIS Standard is available in PDF, HTML (six parts), and XML (six parts) formats in the OASIS Library at:

The HTML Overview file, which contains links to all other parts, can be accessed at:

The PDF file, which contains all six parts, can be accessed at:

For your convenience, a ZIP file containing the entire OASIS Standard can be downloaded at:

More information on AMQP Version 1.0 and the TC generally can be found on the TCs web page at

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone

=== Additional information

[1] OASIS organizational ballot:

[2] Call to vote:

Associated TC: 
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Associated MS: