ActiveMQ Room for Improvement

Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

This solution could improve by providing better documentation. IBM MQ has 30 years of experience to build upon and has had 30 years to grow and improve, while ActiveMQ does not have the same kind of heritage that IBM MQ has. In comparison, I find that IBM documentation is better, but it has had a lot more investment behind it.

In the next release, I think that a roadmap would be interesting. If we look at ActiveMQ and the ActiveMQ Artemis which are parallel streams that might merge, but it's not clear on whether it will or when will it happen. That would be useful.

Also, it is not that clear who offers what implementations. ActiveMQ is available as a managed service in AWS, but it is not clear whenever Red Hat AMQ is camping base around Artemis. It helps in terms of selecting why someone would want to use ActiveMQ.

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