Compare Aurea CX Messenger vs. IBM MQ

Aurea CX Messenger is ranked 3rd in Business Activity Monitoring with 2 reviews while IBM MQ is ranked 1st in Business Activity Monitoring with 10 reviews. Aurea CX Messenger is rated 9.0, while IBM MQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aurea CX Messenger writes "User-friendly tool which allows for a seamless approach to performing hotfixes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM MQ writes "Helps integrate between applications, reduce rework, by reusing existing components". Aurea CX Messenger is most compared with ActiveMQ, Mule ESB and IBM MQ, whereas IBM MQ is most compared with RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ and Apache Kafka. See our Aurea CX Messenger vs. IBM MQ report.
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Pros
SDM: User-friendly tool which allows for a seamless approach to performing hotfixes, if required.ESB: Provides all kind of possibilities to resolve business needs. A lot of ready to use services plus custom Java services. I used a lot of them all.

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The most valuable features are the point to point messaging and the MQ API.It improves reliability and guarantees that messages are not lost.Reliable integration between MQ servers is the most valuable feature.Data integrity, reliability and security are valuable features that IBM MQ possesses.There is no dependency on the end party service's run status.We use queue managers/concentrators for message flow going upstream and downstream on applications with enterprise licenses.It runs everywhere, from the mainframe in the US to the PCs in the Gobi desert attached to an analog modem.Has helped integrate between applications, reduce rework, and costs by reusing working components of existing applications.

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Cons
It should include/add more services with the product as per market demand. It should include custom Java services developed by any organization or provide a platform where users/developers can share ideas/custom services, etc.You should not hurry with upgrades without testing the whole product completely.

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I would like to see faster monitoring tools for this solution.I believe there is too much code to be done in order to handle the elements that you develop.I believe the stability of the product has decreased since we began using it initially.MQ needs instruments for connection with new modern queues like Kafka or RabbitMQ.SonicMQ CAA (continuous availability architecture) functionality on auto failover and data persistence should be made available without a shared drive, as it exists in multi-instance queue managers.It could get a face lift with a modern marketing campaign.the level of training as well as product marketing for this product are not that great. You rarely find a good training institute that provides training. Many of the architects in several organization are neither aware of the product nor interested in using it. IBM should provide good training on products like this.It needs a User Interface which is better than the aging MQ Explorer. The existing solution MQ Explorer is outdated.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
You pay nothing for licensing, because the commercial model is a subscription. Other environments, such as QA and Development, are included in the subscriptionMuch better than Oracle SOA Suite.

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To implement such an IBM solution, a company has to pay a lot in term of licensing and consultancy. A pricing model might be a better option.In terms of cost, IBM MQ is slightly on the higher side.IBM MQ appliance has pricing options, but they are costly.99.999 percent availability for less than a penny per message over the past 25 years. IBM MQ is the cheapest software in the IBM software portfolio, and it is one of the best.Pricing could be better, as with all IBM products. But their performance in production, along with security and scalability, will pay returns in the long run.I think the pricing is reasonable, especially with IIB as a part of it.

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2,941
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1,553
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2
Average Words per Review
456
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9.0
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33,081
Comparisons
24,567
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10
Average Words per Review
227
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
CX Messenger Enterprise, Aurea Sonic ESB, Aurea Sonic, Aurea Sonic MQWebSphere MQ
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Overview

CX Messenger lets your technology keep pace with your business. Aurea’s industry leading Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) lets you adapt and change your infrastructure with plug-and-play speed and ease.

    IBM MQ provides the universal messaging backbone for service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, whether on premise, in the cloud, or a mixture. For more than 20 years IBM has led the market in messaging middleware and more than 10,000 businesses across all geographies and industries rely on IBM MQ.

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Sample Customers
Heathrow, HomeServe, Paypal, Freedom MortgageDeutsche Bahn, Bon-Ton, WestJet, ARBURG, Northern Territory Government, Tata Steel Europe, Sharp Corporation
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm30%
Insurance Company15%
Retailer14%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer9%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise88%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise82%
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