IBM MQ Other Solutions Considered

Sunil Sahoo
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have been looking at some competitors; for example, TIBCO Messaging and MuleSoft from Salesforce. One difference I have seen is that TIBCO is already a containerized edition. I have yet to discuss with IBM MQ if it is available on container. Another thing TIBCO has is that its messaging framework comes with a package for Kafka support as well as plugins for MQ connectivity. It allows you to connect to MQ or to Kafka for messaging. We are also going to look at the IBM API-led integration. We have been running IBM products for some years so we may want to compare & see how these gets compared with their counter-parts. View full review »
reviewer1302078
Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
MQ's features are very extensive compared to SQS on Amazon or messaging from Microsoft. Those solutions have basic features in there. They say, "This is what 90 percent of the use cases will use," whereas MQ is very robust in the way it's set up, in the way it works, and in the way it can be tuned. You have a lot of connections where you can connect thousands of users to the bank and thousands out of the bank as well. It is definitely way ahead of all the other messaging platforms. It's like the "BMW" or "Mercedes" of messaging. The others will still do the work, but they're fairly average in what they do. They're very basic compared to what we do. Because we are a major bank, we have many different platforms and many languages, so we use it very extensively. View full review »
Abraham Ansah-Cudjoe
Unix/Linux Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I am familiar with a couple of similar solutions, including Red Hat AMQ. In fact, I am trying to migrate to Red Hat. It is very easy to install and get it running. All you have to do is get your API and you're done. Stability-wise, however, with Red Hat AMQ, I have seen cases where some of the messages were lost. IBM MQ is definitely more stable. View full review »
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SrinathKatamreddy
Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We are also slowly moving forward into using Kafka. We calculated the costs for our total environment of going with RabbitMQ, and if we went with priority support for RabbitMQ versus the cost of IBM MQ, there was almost no difference in the costs. Unless we went fully open-source, we would not save anything with RabbitMQ. View full review »
Sanjeev Nirala
Senior Technical Architect at Nagarro
We are also using Kafka, which is an open source tool, extensively in our projects. View full review »
Eduardo Cano
Architect & System Engineer at Servicio de Impuestos Internos
I did not choose this solution. The company has had it for over 20 years. View full review »
Srinivasa Reddy
Assistant Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We started with IBM but we have recently been looking at Kafka and Solace. View full review »
PrabhasMishra
Technical Manager at MetLife
There are quite a lot of competitors of IBM MQ who have high capabilities. View full review »
reviewer1310736
Manager Specialist Platform (Java) at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
I like Kafka more. MQ is number-two compared to Kafka. View full review »
reviewer1319070
IT Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I like RabbitMQ more than IBM MQ. View full review »
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