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Real User
Senior Micro Service Developer via The Marlo Group (Contractor) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Scalability is good as it has the concept of a "network of brokers", so there are no different queue names for distributed queues or physical queues. The network of brokers scales by need but the queue name stays the same, hence the client... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is cost effective and is a much cheaper solution compared to Weblogic or IBM MQ. It has good performance in general use cases and is reliable. It is easy to implement, especially in an MVP project for PoC. It is easy to configure a... more»

What needs improvement?

We have had problems with the message selector as when the queue size reaches a certain level, the message selector does not have enough time to run and finish before the JMS reply timeout. In this case the client will not consume the JMS... more»
Real User
Director of Data and Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

I appreciate many features including queue, topic, durable topic, and selectors. I also value a different support for different protocols such as MQTT and AMQP. It has full support for EIP, REST, Message Groups, UDP, and TCP.

How has it helped my organization?

We use this product to provide us with a real time solution. It has helped us find ways to: * Message or pass data, aside from hitting and saving data in a database. * Perform asynchronous messaging. * Queue database messages so requests are... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following improvements: * The way it stores data * Needs to focus on a certain facet and be good at it, instead of handling support for most of the available message brokers. * For example, AMQP is a different flavor... more»
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Principal Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most important features of ActiveMQ is the ability to set up a network of brokers, and the ability to forward the message to another broker in the network, where there is a demand for messages from a consumer. These brokers could span over WANs and geographies. The messages will get forwarded to the broker where the demand is, which is what makes this... more»

What needs improvement?

The master-slave relationship between brokers needs some improvement. In case of shared architecture between brokers (i.e., both brokers sharing same the DB instance), one becomes master and the others become slaves. In this situation, the master always consumes the message and the slave is always in a dormant condition. This makes load balancing impossible.... more»
Real User
Senior System Administrator for Cloud Operations at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Price point and licensing are the most valuable features relative to our previous MQ solution (Websphere MQ). * Apache provides Docker images on the public registry for multiple versions of ActiveMQ. The value of the Apache-provided Docker... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product enabled development teams at my previous organization to R&D much quicker with JMS based applications, which basically comprised the entire middleware layer of the organization. Previously, we would get stuck waiting for... more»

What needs improvement?

Apache ActiveMQ needs some improvement playing with multi-platform message clients. It already plays really well with Java clients since it’s a JMS implementation, but it needs some improvement supporting clients written in other languages... more»
Real User
Java Technical Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is that it's best for JVM-related languages and JMS integration. The product is really straightforward. All the operations that you use are pretty simple and worked fine. The deal is to write the correct logic.

How has it helped my organization?

Most architecture nowadays requires too much performance. We can use products like ActiveMQ to improve our architecture. I implemented a micro-services based architecture and did some of the communication via queues. I used actors with the... more»

What needs improvement?

Message Management: Better management of the messages. Perhaps persist them, or put in another queue with another life cycle. To clarify, it needs some queues in memory with the same abstract logic that ActiveMQ provides. An interesting... more»
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What is ActiveMQ?

Apache ActiveMQ is the most popular and powerful open source messaging and Integration Patterns server.

Apache ActiveMQ is fast, supports many Cross Language Clients and Protocols, comes with easy to use Enterprise Integration Patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4. Apache ActiveMQ is released under the Apache 2.0 License

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