Sunil SahooManager at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The price is high."
"There is a different platform price between Windows, z/OS, and iSeries."
"IBM products, in general, have high licensing costs and support costs are too high."
"Most of our customers are quite happy with the solution but they have an issue with the cost. They want to move to cheaper solutions."
"It is a very expensive product compared to the open source products in the market."
"It would be a 10 out of 10 if it wasn't so expensive."
"It's a very expensive product."
"IBM MQ is expensive and they charge based on the CPU."
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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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To respond to business demands quickly and efficiently, you need a way to integrate the applications and data spread across your enterprise. Red Hat JBoss A-MQ—based on the Apache ActiveMQ open source project—is a flexible, high-performance messaging platform that delivers information reliably, enabling real-time integration and connecting the Internet of Things (IoT).
Red Hat JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS extends the capabilities to our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, Red Hat OpenShift, for messaging services in the cloud.
IBM MQ is ranked 1st in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 36 reviews while Red Hat JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS is ranked 13th in Message Queue (MQ) Software. IBM MQ is rated 8.0, while Red Hat JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM MQ writes "We don't lose messages in transit and we can store messages and forward them when required". On the other hand, IBM MQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, VMware RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, PubSub+ Event Broker and Anypoint MQ, whereas Red Hat JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS is most compared with Apache Kafka, ActiveMQ and Amazon SQS.
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