IBM MQ Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Deputy General Manager, DevOps Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Apr 13 2017

What do you think of Apache Kafka?

Valuable Features One of the best features which I have worked with is replay. • Improvements to My Organization Real-time log aggregation which was earlier done with rsync has been moved to Kafka infrastructure along with other real-time streams. • Room for Improvement GUI for Kafka infrastructure monitoring and deployment • Use of Solution I have used it for two years. • Deployment Issues Documentation is quite comprehensive. • Stability Issues I found it very stable. • Scalability Issues No issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: We used the open-source version. Technical Support: We used the open-source version. • Previous Solutions We previously used rsync, which was not real-time. • Initial...
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It allows us to achieve synchronous as well as asynchronous communication with the added advantage of making the communication reliable. It is very useful tool. It is also very easy to learn and implement.

How has it helped my organization?

We have implanted the core middleware solution for the organization using this product and it is responsible for communication between different applications.

What needs improvement?

Since all the communications goes through this product, it acts as a single point of failure. Also, as it provides the reliability of messages, it is a little slower for message communication between applications.
Pivotal
Real User
Software Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

The product's reliability is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it as our main microservices connection queue.

What needs improvement?

* The product has to improve the crisis management, especially in memory issues. * Its clustering feature also needs improvement. * I would simplify the configuration. I would add default configuration that prevents the queue system from... more»

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