IBM MQ Review

The asynchronous messaging and assured delivery are valuable features

What is most valuable?

The asynchronous messaging and the assured delivery are the most valuable features because your data needs to make it through from one app to the other, and you don't want to lose it.

How has it helped my organization?

It's multi-platform, so we can go between mainframe, Unix, Windows, different platforms, and we can have applications send data using the messaging.

What needs improvement?

I really can't think of anything that needs improvement. For our company, it does what we need it to do.

The price is always an issue. Like anything you buy, you want the best deal. We are retailers, so we are always looking at costs. I am sure every company does. It would be nice if the message security and file transfer weren’t an extra cost. But I suppose if you want a deluxe of anything, you will need to pay.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've had it for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

We don't have to use support very often, but they are responsive.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup.

What other advice do I have?

Implement it. It's pretty easy and straightforward.

I don't do the vendor selection, but I get involved a little bit. When selecting a vendor, I would want ease of administration and installation.

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