IBM MQ Review

The architecture provides assured delivery


What is our primary use case?

It's predominantly for message queuing, to assure delivery.

Our team manages messaging aspects with this product, among others.

What is most valuable?

I like the architecture it provides seamlessly for assured delivery.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring could be even better by building it into the product. The disaster recovery mechanism could also be built-in. 

I would like to see them not rely on third-party tools for everything.

Finally, they have provided a Liberty Profile in the Web Console for administration, and that could be further enhanced. It is not fit for use by an enterprise. They have to get rid of their WebSphere process and develop a front-end on Node.js or the like.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM MQ for almost seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable, for sure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are facing some issues with the scalability in some of the components. That can be improved.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It takes a few minutes.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We started with IBM but we have recently been looking at Kafka and Solace.

What other advice do I have?

If you have mission-critical applications that rely on an exchange of data, and the data is very valuable, then I would suggest using MQ.

We have a team of people of 50 to 60 people using it, in middleware admin.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

9.1
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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