IBM MQ Review

We value this product's reliability, simplicity, and pricing.


What is our primary use case?

We use MQ for guaranteed delivery and once only delivery of important business to business transactions.

We use persistence messaging to ensure messages are not lost in case machine is restarted.

How has it helped my organization?

We have implemented business to business transactions over MQ messaging. The guaranteed and once only delivery ensures business integrity.

What is most valuable?

Reliability of message transmissions and ability to replay messages in case message ends up in backout queues.

What needs improvement?

It needs a User Interface which is better than the aging MQ Explorer. The existing solution MQ Explorer is outdated.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have always used MQ.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward for simple usage. Load balancing is more complex.

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

I think the pricing is reasonable, especially with IIB as a part of it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any alternative solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Get a good MQ expert to get it right from the beginning.

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