ActiveMQ Competitors and Alternatives

The top ActiveMQ competitors are
  • RabbitMQ
  • IBM MQ
  • Apache Kafka
  • Red Hat AMQ
  • Anypoint MQ
  • Solace PubSub+
  • Aurea CX Messenger
Read reviews of ActiveMQ competitors and alternatives
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Solution44bd
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* The publisher and consumer ACK * High availability * Queue mirroring * Exchanges and topics * Supported programming... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us with a much better scale. We have never lost a single message with RabbitMQ. The shared RabbitMQ Cluster... more»

What needs improvement?

I want it to reorder messages in a queue, if possible. If you could reorder messages in a queue directly, then you... more»

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

The RabbitMQ open source version works fine for almost all the use cases that I came across.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Initially, we were using the BizTalk and Redis solutions. The reason why we switched over was because we were looking... more»

What other advice do I have?

Read the documentation and follow best practices. Make sure Erlang is up to date!
it_user340590
Real User
Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Can process large amount of messages in a small amount of time. * Integrates between distributed systems: For... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has helped integrate between applications, reduce rework, and costs by reusing working components of... more»

What needs improvement?

Many customers are gravitating towards open source products such as RabbitMQ, or going for a web-based package. Also,... more»

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

Pricing could be better, as with all IBM products. But their performance in production, along with security and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not applicable.

What other advice do I have?

Middleware family of products such as WebSphere MQ, MB, TIBCO ESB, IBM ESB, and MuleSoft ESB offer excellent choices in... more»
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 other solutions did I evaluate?

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.

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