ActiveMQ Alternatives and Competitors

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reviewer1421481
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Sep 30, 2020
Good performance when a high throughput is required, but they need to implement a portal

What is our primary use case?

I am a solution architect and I used Apache Kafka in this role.

Pros and Cons

  • "The processing power of Apache Kafka is good when you have requirements for high throughput and a large number of consumers."
  • "They need to have a proper portal to do everything because, at this moment, Kafka is lagging in this regard."

What other advice do I have?

I think that many people are using Apache Kafka just as a publishing and subscription model, but I feel that Kafka is better than that. Furthermore, Confluent Kafka is even more than that. Confluent Kafka is offering features that are equal to those of a data lake. You can do lots with data, and huge data can be persisted. However, many people are not using that feature. Rather than make use of persistence logic, they are pushing the messages and consuming them. Maybe if people were using it for persistence, they would see the impact or real power of Kafka. I would rate this solution a seven…
reviewer1079856
Lead Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jan 10, 2021
Stable and robust with proven technology, and they have good technical support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for the general merchandising and retail market.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are RDQM and queue sharing."
  • "I would like to see message duplication included."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution and suggest you start using it if you have the budget. It's very stable and robust. It's a proven technology, so no one needs to worry about that. It all relies on the budget, that where all of the problems are. People want to use open-source, and businesses do not have a budget. It's a good product to use. I would rate IBM MQ a nine out of ten.
TomaszSobota
Java Programmer at Netcompany
Real User
Top 5
Jan 26, 2020
Has the ability to utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for research purposes. I've utilized it for my academic studies for comparing HTTPS protocols. RabbitMQ supported the protocols I needed and I've read also that it's one of the most commonly used broker services.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has really cool features to use. Its management console is excellent. You can utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network."
  • "I was struggling with installing a few things. It would be good if was somewhat similar to RedHat. There should be more documentation regarding installation troubleshooting."

What other advice do I have?

I'm only really using the solution for the purposes of research. I've just installed and am working on the latest version. My interest in the solution is purely academic, so I can't speak to how it would function within an organization. I'd definitely recommend the solution, especially over HTTP in the Nico services platform. I've done my research and have discovered it's two times faster and more commonly used. It's also really easy to use on the Nico services platform because all of the components are in the cloud. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Thabiso Mofokeng
MQ , Websphere Message Broker Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 28, 2020
Easy to use, stable, has a good interface, and the security is good

Pros and Cons

  • "I'm an administrator, and what I like most is the interface, the security, and the storage."
  • "In the next release, I would like to see the GUI allow you to configure the security section."

What other advice do I have?

I am happy with the product, other than pricing I don't have any other improvements that I can suggest. I would recommend it. It's a stable application, and over the years their developers have worked on it, you're not going to have any downfall. I would rate IBM Event Streams a nine out of ten.
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