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Anonymous User
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»
Anonymous User
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»
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Anonymous User
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»
William Berry
Real User
RCM Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

So far, it's helped us with our Maximo integration between the users and the database administrators. I know we kind of lagged behind on some... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us with some of our security, on some of our roles, if I remember correctly. It helped us integrating; we’re trying to move a bunch of... more»

What needs improvement?

Off the top of my head, I can't really think of any features I’d like to see in future versions. Right now, I don’t have any improvements to the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We knew we needed to invest in a new solution mainly because of the issues we were having with the old version; it was pointed out that they... more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't be afraid to call. If you're worried about tackling it all on your own, don't be afraid to call IBM or call somebody that's already gone... more»
Rajendra Mhalsekar
Real User
Technology Solutions at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The major thing we like about it is zero transaction loss. The other thing, which is a plus point, is first in, first out (FIFO). You can be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is a good user interface. It is a very good way of interfacing two systems. For example, in our case, the central bank clearing systems... more»

What needs improvement?

It should be able to keep a copy, so that if there is an accident, we would still be able to record the transactions. Maybe processing could be... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Interfacing is required in any situation when you have two systems talking to each other. So, there are not too many options. One, is that you... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do the first configuration really well. Maybe involve IBM right from the beginning.
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It's wonderful and is our primary backbone for moving data across different applications, within our company. Especially when we're talking about the healthcare and pharmacy... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has definitely brought a lot of benefit into our organization, especial when you talk about applications talking to each other. For example, when you look at a patient's... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the features to pinpoint is migration. When we want to migrate from one version to another, it takes years. So, definitely, we want to see some solution for IBM's... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is important to understand how to implement it and for what exactly you want to implement it. Sometimes, we get into a situation where you may not be choosing the right solution... more»
Rashid Alam
Real User
Application Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The way that we use MQ is just for messaging. We have various systems in our organization and we have various applications. We use our routing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because we are a 24/7 company, we always want to have a robust solution where we can keep getting messages. There should be no delays, outages,... more»

What needs improvement?

The way that we are using the solution may not be utilizing the full version of MQ. However, what is available right now works well for us. We... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm not aware of the pricing. That's something others deal with, but they do tell me that it is expensive. I don't know how much it is. We have... more»

What other advice do I have?

Customers need to look at their design and carefully select the product. They should look at the product capabilities and change the design... more»
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