IBM MQ Primary Use Case

Sunil Sahoo
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are a bank whose core banking system is not so advanced. It is still running on an AS/400 system. Credit Card system is are deployed on IBM mainframes. About 70 to 80 percent of the bank's core systems rely on IBM AS/400 and mainframes. The enterprise service bus is used in conjunction with MQ to break synchronous web service /TCP calls into asynchronous MQ calls and expose them a web services-based or API-based service for both internal and external customers. As part of enterprise architecture principles, we have enforced all connectivity to be service/ interface based by using ESB, MFT or API. Minimize the point to point connectivity. We are using dedicated IBM power/pure-app servers to run IBM Integration Bus, IBM MQ, and WebSphere Application Server. These are the three components being used for the bank's enterprise service bus. View full review »
reviewer1302078
Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our use cases include ATM transactions where a customer, for example, inquires about balances. Transactions go from an ATM at a branch, using a Java application to take the information, and it connects into our mainframe, gets the balances, and goes back. We also use it for when customers go online using the internet itself for things like pre-approved home loans. We take the customers' information from the front-end and pop it into MQ to look up the customer's data in the bank itself — all of the databases — and then come back to the customer. It is also used in our mobile banking. MQ is connected to SAP in the background. MQ is in between, passing information to SAP and SAP will give the reply back on the mobile banking app, like when a customer asks for a one-time password. View full review »
Abraham Ansah-Cudjoe
Unix/Linux Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have a core banking application. If any system or application wants to talk to the core banking application, the request and the response will go through the MQ servers. The requests and responses are in the form of XML. We have a VMware environment with Windows and Linux. View full review »
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reviewer1332093
Lead Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's the EAI for connecting all our services like transport systems, replenishment systems, and order entry systems to our supply chain warehouse systems. View full review »
reviewer1370595
IT Development Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
IBM WebSphere MQ is deployed on a Windows machine, as well as almost all of our infrastructure. Windows services read and write to the MQ server - this is the way that we interact with it. All the messages that we put on the queue are also stored in an SQL Databases. A Windows service reads that message from the SQL Database storage and puts it on a queue on a certain channel; these Windows services are running indefinitely, on a loop so any message is read instantly. View full review »
reviewer1266369
Senior Developer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
In our company, it's the main hub for our whole CRM solution. MQ manages things through the Broker. View full review »
Walter Kuhn
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We develop applications for 20 companies in the insurance industry. We have about 20 different product systems that use the same MQ layout. We are also using it for testing and educational purposes. Our customer base is in the closed market of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We just switched versions from 8.0.0.6 to 9.1. View full review »
SrinathKatamreddy
Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
For 90 percent of our applications, we are using IBM MQ for a point-to-point setup, from one application to another application. It is like a passage between them. For the other 10 percent of our applications, we are using topic subscriptions. It's deployed on-premises. We have tried it on Docker Containers as well, where we have an instance. We haven't done a cluster setup using Docker and Kubernetes. View full review »
reviewer1289778
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use it for message transfer, mostly for a queue of the messages. Sometimes, we also consider using the topic space solution. But it is mostly for transferring messages between two applications. The applications are located in a different country, so it is also used for communication of MQ to MQ. View full review »
Srinivas Mamidala
Integration Consultant at Dubai Technology Partners
We are mainly using it for communication, for connecting to multiple systems. Applications are putting their messages on MQ and, from MQ, we are reading them using IBM Integration Bus. We then process them and send back the response. View full review »
Reviewer397
Principal Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Originally, we were doing this in-house, and it was a huge effort. Now, with IBM MQ, we have increased our performance, and it performs really well. The queuing system, given the size of information, is helpful. View full review »
George Thomas
Lead Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for pushing data as a queuing mechanism for all the applications to send out messages. We use it as a pipeline. We also use it to publish data and for the application to extract it all. View full review »
reviewer1181517
Project Manager/System Architect/Senior Mainframe System Engineer/Integration Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We mainly use it for exchanging messages between application servers, back applications (e.g., databases), etc. View full review »
Sanjeev Nirala
Senior Technical Architect at Nagarro
There are a couple of projects where we are using MQ heavily. It is on-premises right now. We are looking to move to the cloud in the future. View full review »
Eduardo Cano
Architect & System Engineer at Servicio de Impuestos Internos
We use it for file transfer and batch processing. We upload electronic documents to the Chilean government. We use version M2002 Model B and our clients use version 7.5. View full review »
Mohammad Al-Smadi
IBM System Administrator at Arab Bank
We are currently working on the use case. I work as an IBM system admin and part of MQ is hosted on the IBM server. We have a lot of other servers and appliances for IBM MQ that costs us a lot of money so we are currently looking for less expensive alternatives. Kafka is one of the choices on the table. We are looking to migrate to services on Google which is why Kafka was proposed for us to implement. We use it to integrate the backend and front end solutions and applications. View full review »
reviewer1317309
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
All our applications run around MQ. We run a backend system working with a mainframe and we distribute records via MQ. We are using it daily. View full review »
Srinivasa Reddy
Assistant Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It's predominantly for message queuing, to assure delivery. Our team manages messaging aspects with this product, among others. View full review »
reviewer1310736
Manager Specialist Platform (Java) at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for data integration. View full review »
Upendra Rao
Independent Consultant at State Bank of India
Our primary use case is for messaging monitoring. View full review »
reviewer1319070
IT Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it to send a notification to our customers. View full review »
Sergey Sidorov
Chief of Integration Department at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it for all our integration cases, including the integration of core applications within our company and external solutions from our partners. We use IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus, App Connect. View full review »
Ruud Van Zundert
MQ Engineer DevOp at ING
IBM MQ is used heavily in all of the companies I have worked for, mostly in the financial industry. It is easy to set up and has good instrumentation. View full review »
Jan Quist
Software Engineer at Sita
We have a diverse distributed environment that includes Z/OS, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, Linux, and zLinux. We use multiple programming languages and different databases. View full review »
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