IBM MQ Competitors and Alternatives

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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, it can help integrate processing between… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

Many customers are gravitating towards open source products such as RabbitMQ, or going for a web-based package. Also, the level of training as well as product marketing… 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 scalability, will pay returns in the long run.

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 architecture and re-engineering of software… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are other products available, such as TIBCO ESB, and we have many clients who are using that.
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 that is out-of-the-box, and the rave reviews, it was a great asset already. We didn’t have to worry about all the… 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 out-of-the-box, and gives me the possibility to configure directly where the messages should go, instead. Also, the IBM… 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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