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Sean Xue
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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

We have had problems with the message selector as when the queue size reaches a certain level, the message selector... more»

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

I have no experience in enterprise pricing and licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have used Weblogic MQ and IBM MQ before, and I switched to AMQ because we wanted to have a cheaper, faster and easier... more»

What other advice do I have??

* Try not to use the temp queue. * Pay attention to message selectors and queue size. * Pay attention to queue names as... more»
Melvin Ramos
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... more»

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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used to deploy Apache Kafka, as it was best for big data.

What other advice do I have??

For what and where it is used, depending on the project, it will be very good. For example, if I need to use a web application that will have... more»
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Principab325
Consultant
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... 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... more»

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

The pricing and license policies are pretty good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We considered switching from WebLogic JMS, since we faced many issues including message affinity and lost messages.
SrSysAdmin818
Real User
Senior System Administrator for Cloud Operations at a tech company with 10,001+ 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). *... 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,... more»

What needs improvement?

Apache ActiveMQ needs some improvement playing with multi-platform message clients. It already plays really well with... more»

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

This solution is awesome from both perspectives.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used WebSphere MQ and switched mainly due to licensing costs.

What other advice do I have??

If possible, use the Docker image that Apache foundation builds!
Tomás Francisco Lingotti
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... more»

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... 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... more»

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

I think the software is free.

What other advice do I have??

I fully recommend this product, but you need to have some expertise working with JMS and asynchronous tasks. You also need a correct strategy,... more»
Alexi Coard
Real User
Project Staff at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The database and message queuing are valuable features. It is useful for apps that have a lot of messages as well.

How has it helped my organization?

Thanks to ActiveMQ, we have managed to set up an IoT application.

What needs improvement?

There is need for more protocols and maybe they should provide documentation on the internet as well. During my summer... more»

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

It is a good, free and safe product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Previously, we were using RabbitMQ, but it didn’t support MQTT QoS 2.

What other advice do I have??

Make sure your queues and topics are correctly named as it can quickly become a mess. Overall, it is a good product but... more»
Microser2118
Consultant
Microservices Consultant at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* Sequential message processing. * Message broadcasting: There could be a use case sending the same message to all... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved message processing. It removes the tight coupling and asynchronous invocation.

What needs improvement?

* Distributed message processing would be a nice addition. * An older version of ActiveMQ only provided failover,... more»

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

I use open source with standard Apache licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used JMS embedded in an application. Because of scalability issues, the JMS console, and isolation, we switched to... more»

What other advice do I have??

ActiveMQ is a great messaging system for synchronizing call and "fire and forget" types of calls. It can be integrated... more»
Magnus Lundahl
Consultant
Consultant, Architect at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

* Virtual topics supporting easy scalability of topic consumers * Simple, yet flexible configuration of dead letter strategies * The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Loose coupling of components by the use of messaging queues allows for completely separate component life cycles and ownership within the... more»

What needs improvement?

The included admin web app is not sufficient and we ended up disabling it. Instead, we are instead using hawtio and Jolokia. However, the audit... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

The strategic architecture in the organization required a more lightweight, yet mature, capable, reliable, and scalable open source alternative.

What other advice do I have??

* One needs to understand how asynchronous messaging works and the idea behind it. * Plan your production environment and security requirements... 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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