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kafkakid
Real User
Lead Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

We use the product for high-scale distributed messaging. The processing capability of the product is enormous. Being a distributed platform,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were using another commercial messaging engine, which was not scalable unless you paid more. Each hub that we provisioned was expensive. This... more»

What needs improvement?

This product guarantees at-least-once delivery. We have asked JIRA to provide features such as at-most-once delivery to remove duplicate message... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched from a previous solution mainly to reduce costs and to have a more scalable solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to start with non-SSL implementations and try to do PoCs. Afterwards, they should move towards more secure features.
Boris Levin
Real User
Head of Data & Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Great management UI: The best in its class of messaging products * Very sophisticated routing control and priority... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're using this as our central messaging bus. It drives our micro-service architecture.

What needs improvement?

* The product should have much better scaling and scalability capabilities. Currently, they're really falling behind... more»

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

We have only used the open source version.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We tested some earlier version of Apache Kafka, but it wasn't stable enough at the time. At the moment, we're... more»

What other advice do I have?

Check the scaling issues. If scale is not an issue and you're just looking for a stable messaging queue, I would highly... more»
Abdel Moneim Emad
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Support for JMS 2.0, because we develop solutions compatible with Java EE7. * Seamless integration with IBM WebSphere... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product encourages the idea of asynchronous processing, which means that the sender and receiver are not required... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to add the ability to send full messages (header + payload) from the MQ Explorer program, not just the payload.

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

IBM MQ has a flexible license model based on the Processor Value Unit (PVU) and I recommend it.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously used ActiveMQ, but I switched to IBM MQ due to the robustness of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise the potential user to read about security considerations and compliance with security standards.

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