IBM MQ Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM MQ competitors are
  • RabbitMQ
  • ActiveMQ
  • Apache Kafka
  • Solace PubSub+
  • TIBCO Enterprise Message Service
  • Anypoint MQ
  • Red Hat AMQ
  • Real-Time Innovations DDS
Read reviews of IBM MQ competitors and alternatives
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Pivotal
Keith Sohl
Consultant
Senior Developer/Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2018

What is most valuable?

RabbitMQ is a solid, widely-used messaging system with a low cost-of-ownership. It is open, but with commercial support... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to set up a messaging system that facilitates data integration between the software modules that we... more»

What needs improvement?

RabbitMQ is clearly better supported on Linux than it is on Windows. There are idiosyncrasies in the Windows version... more»

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

This is an open source solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that anyone who intends to deploy RabbitMQ on Windows should first consider whether a Linux... more»
Chukwudi (Chudi) Udokwu
Real User
Project Manager / Application Engineer (Senior) at a financial services firm
Jul 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Connectionless is the most valuable feature. The whole idea behind that is I don't have to be physically connected to a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There have been improvements; in the original version, there was basically a broadcast 255 address. Now, you can use... more»

What needs improvement?

The point-to-point connection issue with the mailbox needs to improve. In the case where you can send a message from... more»

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

They're very good with their licensing, although a little expensive. But, I recommend others to run a trial before they... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We wrote our own deamons. It is called OTS (our own version software).

What other advice do I have?

You should read the documentation really well. They have made some improvements over the years(during the past 20... more»
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Apache
Freelanc06f0
Real User
Freelancer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 05 2017

What do you think of ActiveMQ?

Valuable Features: Most valuable to us are fast asynchronous message queuing with message-level acknowledging and message persistency. • Improvements to My Organization: ActiveMQ operates as the message bus across single-purpose components. Thanks to ActiveMQ, the system is able to scale its heavy computing components during traffic peaks. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see improvement in the clustering brokers. Configuring ActiveMQ brokers for working in a cluster is difficult and has many constraints. Also, the configuration files are not intuitive. • Use of Solution: We have been using ActiveMQ for about 6 years. • Stability Issues: We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues: The only issue we had concerned the practical...

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