IBM MQ Room for Improvement

Sunil Sahoo
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Day-to-day, I don't really see anything much that we are lacking, but I have never really compared MQ with other products to see what it lacks. I am well aware of the way that IBM sells the suite of products. But I would like to see it integrate with the newer ways of messaging, such as Kafka. They might say that you have IBM Integration Bus to do that stuff, but it would be great if MQ could, out-of-the-box, listen to public Kafka. One of the other improvements that I would like to see from MQ is for it to be containerized. It may already have that functionality. View full review »
reviewer1302078
Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
At the moment we're very limited in the way we can interface with the cloud. View full review »
Abraham Ansah-Cudjoe
Unix/Linux Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The memory management is very poor and it consumes too much memory. We have 24 gigabytes of RAM and almost every day, we had to free up processes so that it can run. Some of our messages were not being transmitted so we had to manually look at the MQ server to cut and paste them. That is supposed to be fully automated. The problem is normally a routing issue but it is compounded if there are connectivity troubles. For example, if 3,000 messages are supposed to be sent but 1,000 were not then you have to do it manually. The solution is not very lightweight and if it could be decentralized, then put into three or four containers, it may be an improvement in this regard. View full review »
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Srinivas Mamidala
Integration Consultant at Dubai Technology Partners
I had some issues earlier, two, three years back. I don't exactly remember them now. View full review »
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. We choose a new feature, we would choose something that is a little more … even more out-of-the-box, and gives me the possibility to configure directly where the messages should go, instead. Also, the IBM MQ, it doesn’t really have a connector. View full review »
reviewer1046859
Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Pavel Shcherbukha
Team Leader of the Development Team at IBM/IT-Innovation
MQ needs instruments for connection with new modern queues like Kafka or RabbitMQ. View full review »
Alexander Fildish
Consulting BPM Architect at Ivory Software Corp
There is not much room for improvement, except it could get a face lift with a modern marketing campaign. View full review »
Ruud Van Zundert
MQ Engineer DevOp at ING
* Better testing by the supplier is needed * Ability to send to a group of queues without the need to use pubsub and without the need to write one's own programmes. View full review »
Balanna N
Architect at Franklin Templeton
SonicMQ CAA (continuous availability architecture) functionality on auto failover and data persistence should be made available without a shared drive, as it exists in multi-instance queue managers. View full review »
Jan Quist
Software Engineer at Sita
I would like to see faster monitoring tools for this solution. View full review »
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