IBM MQ Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Filter Unavailable
rating
Filter Unavailable
DavidLewis1
Real User
Director, Computing Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 22 2016

What is most valuable?

We use it in a number of our applications for message queuing. As a broker dealer, it gives us the ability to queue things up and to send them out at a different time; and it works... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us flexibility when it comes to offering different projects or different types of solutions to customers. Instead of somebody having to sit back and wait for something, we... more»

What needs improvement?

It's probably more like everything else. We're running into this world where everything – MQ, mainframe – is looked at as legacy. I know that it's not, but if it could be a little... more»

What other advice do I have?

I know open source is a big thing these days. I know a lot of people are talking about going out and buying open-source things or trying open-source things. I say, “Stick to... more»
ITManage0ce4
Real User
IT Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 18 2017

What is most valuable?

What I like about IBM MQ is that the ability to add applications to it is quite simple. There are a lot of extensible options for security, i.e., various things you can do. It's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows more people to be able to support the application. They have training and we get folks to actually go in and bounce services and update services through IBM MQ because it... more»

What needs improvement?

I think one of the things to improve on could be more administrative profiles which might simplify the experience. IBM MQ has a lot of settings. We're only using probably a... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don't think I'd give anyone any advice at all. It's pretty straightforward to go and implement. The only thing that I would say is that perhaps if you're - depending on what you... more»
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Pivotal, Apache and others in Message Queue.
301,395 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Keith Sisson
Real User
Director Of Technology at Compuware
Dec 20 2016

What is most valuable?

For us, the most valuable feature is the fact that we can move data from disparate systems quite easily. It's not a mountain of data for us,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It makes it much easier to have people from different experience levels be able to interface with one another, without having to be... more»

What needs improvement?

For our internal systems and connecting things together, it works really well. If we're trying to connect to something in the web or other... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We've had MQ for a long, long time. It was something that we've always supported.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a lot of internal systems that you rely on passing queue transactional data, and queuing data back and forth between a lot of... more»
seniorpr5a3d
Real User
Sr Project Manager - Infrastructure Delivery (Mainframe Services) at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 22 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the fact that it's guaranteed delivery; it's conversational. A lot of our transactions are basically transactions back and forth between either rewards... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're an IBM mainframe user. It folds into our hardware very well. Our support is covered that way. It's kind of an end-to-end type solution. It works well with the distributed... more»

What needs improvement?

They might be able to improve the monitoring features. When you're looking at distributed platforms, you're looking at different breakpoints to it. MQ has a good support structure,... more»

What other advice do I have?

Consider the pros and cons. For us, it’s reliability; it’s stability; it’s reputation. Do not get hung up on the fact that it is one of those "legacy"-type connectivities. A lot of... more»
Enterpri72b4
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit would be scale. Because of the way it works, you can really have many, many users who use the solution at the same time. Other... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not have a previous solution. We always knew we needed something that worked asynchronously, something that did the messaging in the... more»

What other advice do I have?

If they're thinking about a solution similar to this, I would say, look at your requirements and not just the business requirements. People... more»
it_user523179
Real User
Systems Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

I inherited it when I took over administration of a platform. It is pretty core in our business. I haven't really dealt with configuration that much. It is used to push... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us flexibility to drive a solution on any platform but have a reliable communication network.

What needs improvement?

I didn't know how to get into it. I had to Google how to get into it. Once I got into it, it made sense. It was a green-screen implementation, but it made sense. I don't know... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a worthwhile product. If it's priced accordingly and does everything for you, go for it. It's a good product. I haven’t given it a perfect rating because I haven't had enough... more»
ITMa947c
Real User
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to do point-to-point integration in an easy manner. It allows different applications to talk to each other; applications that may... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

From an MQ perspective, it's something that we've been using for a long time. Unfortunately, when you're dealing with very large companies, it's... more»

What other advice do I have?

Have a common understanding of why you feel that you need MQ. MQ was something that we implemented years ago, so there may be new technologies... more»
Gurpeet Singh
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

I've used other solutions, but the most valuable features of this solution are the search capabilities, consolidating the data and searching... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For this organization, it was the first log management solution. So, it definitely gave us the ability to search through the data when we had... more»

What needs improvement?

I want to see a three-dimensional perspective to the data. I don't want to see just an event perspective to the data. I want to be able to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't have a previous solution. We inherited it as part of another acquisition, of another purchase from IBM and then we scaled it up to... more»

What other advice do I have?

From an analytics perspective, it's a good tool but you have to have the resources to own it. It's not only about buying it, nor is it about the... more»
See 69 More IBM MQ Reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About IBM MQ

Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Pivotal, Apache and others in Message Queue.
301,395 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM MQ Questions

IBM MQ Projects By Members

IBM MQ Consultants

What is IBM MQ?

    IBM MQ provides the universal messaging backbone for service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, whether on premise, in the cloud, or a mixture. For more than 20 years IBM has led the market in messaging middleware and more than 10,000 businesses across all geographies and industries rely on IBM MQ.

    Visit for your trial here.

Also known as
WebSphere MQ
IBM MQ customers

Deutsche Bahn, Bon-Ton, WestJet, ARBURG, Northern Territory Government, Tata Steel Europe, Sharp Corporation

BUYER'S GUIDE
Not sure which Message Queue solution is right for you?

Download our free Message Queue Report and find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Pivotal, Apache, and more!

Sign Up with Email