IBM MQ Review

The messaging and the security are the most valuable features.


What is most valuable?

The messaging and the security are the most valuable features. We can find everything in queue, because that's the basis of our business.

How has it helped my organization?

It is hard to say how it has improved the way my organization functions because it's been here since the beginning. I'm not sure I have an answer.

What needs improvement?

Right now, I can't think of anything that needs improving.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is great. We have not had any issues recently. Version 7 was a tough one, but since then, they've improved it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is great. We use it on Unix, Linux, z/OS, Windows, everything.

How is customer service and technical support?

We use technical support, the PMR, all the time and it's great. It's usually really quick.

Which solutions did we use previously?

It was too long ago; it wasn't my decision to switch.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved with the initial setup. It wasn't quite straightforward because the original versions used CICS and that was a little tricky sometimes. But, then they went and made the agent as part of the package of using the CICS.

What other advice do I have?

Go for MQ. It will solve your problems for interconnectivity and just whatever you need to do; scalability wherever you need to go.

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