IBM MQ Review

Reliability is the most valuable feature. Technical support is excellent.


What is most valuable?

Reliability is the most valuable feature. MQ is used to support critical business applications.

What needs improvement?

The installation of product upgrades and patches is very difficult. It requires the use of the IBM Installation Manager (IM). The original IM data location used for installing the base must also be used for the installation of product upgrades and patches. In the Network Deployment edition, upgrades and patches need to be installed in the deployment manager and node agent profiles. I would improve this area by eliminating the need for the IBM Installation Manager.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had no previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was complex. It requires a lot of components to be configured.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Use the new and lightweight version (Liberty) to lower licensing costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn’t look at other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Use the new and lightweight version (Liberty) to lower licensing costs. It is also easier to upgrade/maintain.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Middleware Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employeesReal UserTOP 20

It seems this review is for WebsphereAS and not WebsphereMQ. Liberty is not MQ and I do not think MQ can be installed with Installation Manager. I have always used install or rpm or Windows installer to install MQ.

24 August 17
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