IBM MQ Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Abdel Moneim Emad
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Support for JMS 2.0, because we develop solutions compatible with Java EE7. * Seamless integration with IBM WebSphere… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product encourages the idea of asynchronous processing, which means that the sender and receiver are not required to… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to add the ability to send full messages (header + payload) from the MQ Explorer program, not just the payload.

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

IBM MQ has a flexible license model based on the Processor Value Unit (PVU) and I recommend it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used ActiveMQ, but I switched to IBM MQ due to the robustness of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise the potential user to read about security considerations and compliance with security standards.
Ramond Ball
Real User
IT Manager Enterprise Systems Administration at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

It's certainly a product that you can rely on. It delivers the stability and security within our applications that we desire as an organization.

How has it helped my organization?

The time to deployment is quick and easy. Again, it is stable, auditable, and uses automation to deploy products and keep the systems up and running while the business is still… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the cloud is our next solution. Because we’re in the healthcare industry, I want to make sure the security is really strong and capable of keeping our members' data secure.

What other advice do I have?

Every application could always use improvements, but it's a very stable application and delivery solution tool that we are able to implement quickly and add applications to it… more»
Thomas Golden
Real User
Manager Middleware and Database Systems at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

For MQ, the most valuable feature is our ability to connect our distributed systems back to the mainframe, and pull our legacy data out of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's easy to install and it's bulletproof. We never have an issue with it. The upgrades are easy and IBM support is fantastic.

What needs improvement?

Honestly, the features they just recently released are what I wanted to see. Like I mentioned elsewhere, the appliance device was fantastic. It's… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used this product to solve our initial development solution about 15 years ago. We were coming on with Java, and we needed to connect our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't hesitate. Call IBM and get them in there tomorrow.
Anonymous User
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 19 2017

What is most valuable?

It allows data transmission from multiple platforms in a fault-tolerant manner, that's the biggest feature. It is important for us because we do a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's the backbone of all our data transformation and integration. Thus, this solution is our main integration platform.

What needs improvement?

Maybe, there should be a containerized version of the application, that can be deployed on the enterprises. So, there is need for a Docker… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've been using it for a long time. We were not using any other solution before.

What other advice do I have?

You should take a look into this solution.
Anonymous User
Real User
Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Can process large amount of messages in a small amount of time. * Integrates between distributed systems: For example… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has helped integrate between applications, reduce rework, and costs by reusing working components of existing… more»

What needs improvement?

Many customers are gravitating towards open source products such as RabbitMQ, or going for a web-based package. Also, the… more»

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

Pricing could be better, as with all IBM products. But their performance in production, along with security and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Not applicable.

What other advice do I have?

Middleware family of products such as WebSphere MQ, MB, TIBCO ESB, IBM ESB, and MuleSoft ESB offer excellent choices in… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Principal Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 24 2018

What is most valuable?

I will say that, okay, we are coming from a long history as an IT company, and we have almost done queuing systems with other solutions. Moving from that implementation to something… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The on-premise installation is very valuable to us, since we are working with a lot of companies which have a very high degree of compliance.

What needs improvement?

I believe there is too much code to be done in order to handle the elements that you develop. We choose a new feature, we would choose something that is a little more … even more… more»

What other advice do I have?

We also considered Apache Kafka as a solution. The main difference is that Kafka is an open-source platform.
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