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Upendra Rao
Independent Consultant at State Bank of India
Consultant
Top 10
Can be integrated with multiple systems and has reliable queuing

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for messaging monitoring. 

What is most valuable?

The reliability of the queuing is the most valuable feature. 

What needs improvement?

I can't say pricing is good. It is a popular and reliable solution. IBM can be integrated with other products which is why it gets sold. People also like Oracle. They can be integrated with multiple systems. That is a selling point for these solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using IBM MQ for fifteen years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We never have had a problem with the scalability. We had a problem but the company who was helping us figured out that it…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for messaging monitoring. 

What is most valuable?

The reliability of the queuing is the most valuable feature. 

What needs improvement?

I can't say pricing is good. It is a popular and reliable solution. IBM can be integrated with other products which is why it gets sold. People also like Oracle. They can be integrated with multiple systems. That is a selling point for these solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using IBM MQ for fifteen years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We never have had a problem with the scalability. We had a problem but the company who was helping us figured out that it wasn't because of IBM MQ, it was another problem. Scalability has been good.

We have a little more than 100 users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The product is stable and reliable. We don't generally have support issues. If the product isn't good, people will say that it's not a good product but the support is good. If it's a good product, you won't need much support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup for the messaging part is straightforward. For other features, it's of medium complexity.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because of the pricing.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
AS
IT Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Clustering is good, but the setup is difficult

What is our primary use case?

We use it to send a notification to our customers.

What is most valuable?

The clusterization which results in persistence is the most valuable feature. I only use a very small number of its features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ for about three years. For about one year I wrote adapters for IBM Broker and for two years or more I wrote services that used IBM MQ. This was a Java application by JMS.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is not an issue of IBM MQ. There is no replication of messages and that is very bad for systems. Only persistence can solve this issue.

How are customer service and

What is our primary use case?

We use it to send a notification to our customers.

What is most valuable?

The clusterization which results in persistence is the most valuable feature. I only use a very small number of its features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ for about three years. For about one year I wrote adapters for IBM Broker and for two years or more I wrote services that used IBM MQ. This was a Java application by JMS.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is not an issue of IBM MQ. There is no replication of messages and that is very bad for systems. Only persistence can solve this issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

IBM technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is difficult. Creating your own cluster is difficult and working with cluster repositories is difficult. Issue management with IBM MQ is difficult.

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

It's a very expensive product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I like RabbitMQ more than IBM MQ.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a lot of money then I would, of course, recommend IBM MQ.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, reliable, and scalable, and helps keep our data safe

Pros and Cons

  • "It is stable, reliable, and scalable."
  • "If they could come up with monitoring dashboards that would be good. We are using external monitoring tools, apart from our IBM MQ, to monitor IBM MQ. If we could get monitoring tools or dashboards to keep everything simple for the user to understand, that would be good."

What is most valuable?

Everything looks fine. It is 

  • stable
  • reliable 
  • scalable.

What needs improvement?

I am not involved with it at the architect level. I am providing entry-level support for the product. But perhaps if they could come up with monitoring dashboards that would be good. We are using external monitoring tools, apart from our IBM MQ, to monitor IBM MQ. If we could get monitoring tools or dashboards to keep everything simple for the user to understand, that would be good.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability looks good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. I don't have any issues with it.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex. It's very simple. I didn't find any difficulty with it.

What other advice do I have?

Apart from IBM MQ, we are using IBM Integration processor. We are pretty satisfied with the product.

I would strongly recommend the solution, depending on the elements and architecture you're using. If you want to keep your data safe, I would definitely recommend using IBM MQ. We are satisfied with the service provided by IBM MQ. We don't have any issues.

I would rate it at 10 out 10. It's the best.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Sergey Sidorov
Chief of Integration Department at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Enables us to integrate core applications and external solutions from our partners

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interaction within the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been dealing with IBM MQ for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. There are some bugs, but they are very small.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling is difficult with IBM MQ.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from IBM Russia is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is 50/50, between…

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interaction within the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been dealing with IBM MQ for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. There are some bugs, but they are very small.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling is difficult with IBM MQ.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from IBM Russia is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is 50/50, between straightforward and complex. The difficult part is because for the integration of other systems with IBM MQ, they need to use software from the IBM client. But the installation itself is not difficult.

What about the implementation team?

We had assistance from an integrator.

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

It would be a 10 out of 10 if it wasn't so expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution, but it is very costly.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AS
Technical Specialist at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Offers very good performance as well as scalability and stability

What is our primary use case?

I'm a technical specialist and we are customers of IBM. 

What is most valuable?

This solution offers good performance as well as scalability and stability. It offers a template that's beneficial for any company.

What needs improvement?

I'd very much like to see more integration in the monitoring tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for nine years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution offers very good scalability. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It's all about planning because we have multiple application teams involved. Deployment takes somewhere…

What is our primary use case?

I'm a technical specialist and we are customers of IBM. 

What is most valuable?

This solution offers good performance as well as scalability and stability. It offers a template that's beneficial for any company.

What needs improvement?

I'd very much like to see more integration in the monitoring tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for nine years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution offers very good scalability. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It's all about planning because we have multiple application teams involved. Deployment takes somewhere between half an hour to an hour, but for the coordination to check and perform from the application side, takes almost a full day because we have critical, multiple applications. It needs to be coordinated and we need to be sure they are able to connect perfectly with our environment or with the MQ.

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

We pay an annual license fee. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this product and rate it a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Mohamed Ramses
IT Consultant at Ministry of Justice, Kuwait
Consultant
Top 10
Secure, fast, and easy to work with

What is most valuable?

Secure Safe Very fast It's a very good product. Very easy to work with.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ for about nine years. We have many projects with it in many places in Kuwait.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no issues with the stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't had any issues with the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I only contacted technical support when I wanted to upgrade Windows Server. It's not that easy to move. I had Windows 2008, and I wanted to go to Windows 2012 or '16. You have to reinstall, or there was a solution somebody told me about and that made life easier.

How was the

What is most valuable?

  • Secure
  • Safe
  • Very fast

It's a very good product. Very easy to work with.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ for about nine years. We have many projects with it in many places in Kuwait.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no issues with the stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't had any issues with the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I only contacted technical support when I wanted to upgrade Windows Server. It's not that easy to move. I had Windows 2008, and I wanted to go to Windows 2012 or '16. You have to reinstall, or there was a solution somebody told me about and that made life easier.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. On the AS/400, setup takes about an hour.

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

Whatever the price is, it's worth it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it to other people. When somebody wants to do colocation with us, we force them to buy IBM MQ.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Viktor Dolyna
DevOps Engineer at Integrity
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, good performance, and helpful technical support

What is our primary use case?

IBM MQ can be used as an integrated bus system in an API for message queuing.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and has good performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM MQ for a few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is good. We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from IBM is very good, they are responsive, and customer friendly.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is not difficult for IBM MQ and takes approximately one day.

What about

What is our primary use case?

IBM MQ can be used as an integrated bus system in an API for message queuing.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and has good performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM MQ for a few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is good.

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from IBM is very good, they are responsive, and customer friendly.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is not difficult for IBM MQ and takes approximately one day.

What about the implementation team?

We have approximately seven engineers and administrators that do the implementation and maintance.

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

The price of the solution could be reduced, and we are on an annual subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate IBM MQ a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Software Engineering Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Integrates well, helpful technical support, but stability needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

Overall the solution operates well and has good integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ within the past 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had stability issues using the solution for some of our projects.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had scalability issues with some projects in the past.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been…

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

Overall the solution operates well and has good integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM MQ within the past 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had stability issues using the solution for some of our projects.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had scalability issues with some projects in the past.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been helpful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used RabbitMQ and Amazon SQS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation can be easy, but it depends on the environment.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend others use a more cloud-native approach to messaging.

I rate IBM MQ a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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