IBM MQ Pros and Cons

IBM MQ Pros

ITManage0ce4
IT Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of extensible options for security, i.e., various things you can do. It's pretty easy to navigate.
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Enterpri72b4
Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's ability to scale, it's ability to do guaranteed delivery and it's ability to do point-to-point of what we subscribe are the most valuable features.
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ITMa947c
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The thing that I like about MQ most is its reliability. It's one of those types of products that just works. You don't have to tinker around with it too much.
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Rashid Alam
Application Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use our routing feature when the request is coming from the business application. The request goes to the distributive side and it is routed to the right claim instance.
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Sello Ndhlovu
Manager - Enterprise Information at a government with 51-200 employees
The message queue and the integration with any development platform/language, i.e., NET and Java, are the most valuable features.
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it_user340590
Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
Has helped integrate between applications, reduce rework, and costs by reusing working components of existing applications.
Integrates between distributed systems: For example, it can help integrate processing between mainframe, client-server, web-based applications by integrating the messages, supporting Service Oriented Architecture.
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Suganya Rane
Senior Principal Integration Architect at Sabre
It is very robust and very scalable.
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Abdel Moneim Emad
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Support for JMS 2.0, because we develop solutions compatible with Java EE7.
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Gurvijay Bhatti
Senior Solutions Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
We have implemented business to business transactions over MQ messaging. The guaranteed and once only delivery ensures business integrity.
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Alfredo Gan
Principal Middleware Engineer / Automation Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reliability is the most valuable feature. MQ is used to support critical business applications.
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IBM MQ Cons

ITManage0ce4
IT Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Presenting and maybe having some different options for different user experiences based on the administrative duties that you have to do as an app manager or configure the server or security would be an improvement.
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Enterpri72b4
Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like the ability to connect with some of the more recent offerings, such as API Connect; being able to publish our MQ endpoints, the queues, the messaging infrastructure as IT assets.
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ITMa947c
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would just like a more user-friendly experience to do common administration tasks. I know that you can use MQ Explorer, but having something that's already built in would definitely be useful.
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it_user340590
Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
the level of training as well as product marketing for this product are not that great. You rarely find a good training institute that provides training. Many of the architects in several organization are neither aware of the product nor interested in using it. IBM should provide good training on products like this.
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Reviewer397
Principal Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I believe there is too much code to be done in order to handle the elements that you develop.
I believe the stability of the product has decreased since we began using it initially.
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Suganya Rane
Senior Principal Integration Architect at Sabre
At a recent conference, I went to a presentation that had the latest version and it has amazing stuff that's coming out. So, I am excited to use those, specifically surrounding the web console and the fact that it's API integrated.
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Abdel Moneim Emad
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
They need to add the ability to send full messages (header + payload) from the MQ Explorer program, not just the payload.
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Gurvijay Bhatti
Senior Solutions Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
It needs a User Interface which is better than the aging MQ Explorer. The existing solution MQ Explorer is outdated.
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Alfredo Gan
Principal Middleware Engineer / Automation Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The installation of product upgrades and patches is very difficult. It requires the use of the IBM Installation Manager (IM).
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Pavel Shcherbukha
Team leader of the development team at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
MQ needs instruments for connection with new modern queues like Kafka or RabbitMQ.
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