IBM MQ Review

High availability and workload balancing are the main two valuable features. Lately, it hasn't been that stable.


What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features, such as high availability, and workload balancing. Those are the main two.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows different applications to communicate with each other.

What needs improvement?

I'd definitely like to see a more-stable high availability feature.

There is a feature that is in beta right now which synchronously writes messages to another server. That's something that we'd like to see, just for the stability.

For how long have I used the solution?

It's been there for a while. We've had it for over 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Lately, it hasn't been that stable. We're using multi-instance queue managers and we're having a lot of issues with storage and that affects the availability of the queue manager.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is pretty good.

How is customer service and technical support?

Support has been good so far. We submit a lot of PMRs and we usually get pretty good response.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I didn't make the decision to invest in this product. There was someone before me that decided.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely read the manual before you do anything.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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