IBM MQ Review

Has good stability and is expandable


What is our primary use case?

We are currently working on the use case. I work as an IBM system admin and part of MQ is hosted on the IBM server. We have a lot of other servers and appliances for IBM MQ that costs us a lot of money so we are currently looking for less expensive alternatives. Kafka is one of the choices on the table. We are looking to migrate to services on Google which is why Kafka was proposed for us to implement. 

We use it to integrate the backend and front end solutions and applications. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the stability. It's perfect in this way. 

What needs improvement?

We are looking for another solution that is less expensive.

There is room for improvement. The live and portal monitoring needs improvement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ for four 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 scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate their technical support an eight out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was average. Not so complex and not so straightforward. 

The deployment itself, not including testing, took a couple of hours. 

What other advice do I have?

It's expandable but it will add costs that should be taken into consideration. 

I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

In the next release, I would like for there to be easier monitoring. The UI should be easier for non-technical users to set up appliances and servers. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

9
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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