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"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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Top Answer: Hi As someone with 45+ years of experience in the Transaction and Message Processing world, I have seen many "MQ" solutions that have come into the market place. From my perspective, while each… more »
Top Answer: Encryption and the fact that we have not had any data loss issues so far have been very valuable features. IBM MQ is well encrypted so that we are well within our compliance and regulatory… more »
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Overview

    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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Software AG Universal Messaging is a single solution for high-performance, low-latency messaging across a wide array of delivery channels, including all mainstream enterprise, web and mobile platforms.

For the enterprise, Software AG Universal Messaging delivers high throughput messaging for resilient, secure and highly scalable applications.

For web and mobile, Software AG Universal Messaging was designed from the ground up to provide real-time streaming to the edge of corporate networks and beyond.

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Sample Customers
Deutsche Bahn, Bon-Ton, WestJet, ARBURG, Northern Territory Government, Tata Steel Europe, Sharp Corporation
Chevron, Credit Suisse
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm37%
Retailer12%
Insurance Company11%
Transportation Company7%
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Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise86%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise84%
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IBM MQ is ranked 1st in Message Oriented Middleware with 35 reviews while Software AG Universal Messaging is ranked 11th in Message Oriented Middleware. IBM MQ is rated 8.2, while Software AG Universal Messaging 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 TIBCO Rendezvous, whereas Software AG Universal Messaging is most compared with PubSub+ Event Broker.

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