IBM MQ Primary Use Case

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.

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NK
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.

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MT
Head Of Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We have two different use cases for this solution. We use it for the interactive interconnectivity between clients into the cloud and applications communicating within our enterprise software.

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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. 

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JL
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.

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Senior Middleware Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We are all using the file transfer or MQ FTP feature. We are also it for distributed queuing and clustering.

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VB
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. 

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Websphere MQ Specialist at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is primarily used for business transactions. It's used for financial transactions as well. Those are the two main use cases. We exchange information with our in-house applications before we supply information to our customers and so on.

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MB
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.

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VP
Lead Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The primary use case of this solution is for the general merchandising and retail market.

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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.

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Ops Innovation Platform Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have various strips statements, and we use IBM MQ to pass those strips statements to different systems within our organization.

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SK
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. 

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RH
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. 

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SM
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.

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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.

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SS
Senior Technology Lead at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are using the solution for taking messages off the mainframe and distributing them down to a large, high-performance computing environment supporting over 4,000 servers.

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IS
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.

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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.

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RV
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We use it for application-to-application integration.

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SM
Senior Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We use the solution as a messenger software, in order to send messages to various applications.

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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.

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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. 

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KP
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.

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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.

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DG
Manager Specialist Platform (Java) at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for data integration.

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Independent Consultant at State Bank of India

Our primary use case is for messaging monitoring. 

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AS
IT Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We use it to send a notification to our customers.

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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.

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DB
Software Engineering Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

IBM MQ is one of the biggest message exchanges in our company. We are in the process of migration to a cloud base environment because in some projects we are using RabbitMQ and Amazon SQS. However, IBM MQ is a big part of our technology ecosystem.

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