IBM MQ Scalability

Sunil Sahoo
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We haven't had any scalability issues with MQ. We are running on a scalable hardware platform with a goal of virtualizing deployment up to multiple cores, and it can add on more and more compute and RAM when required. For at least the next five years we are sticking with the existing implementation, while we are looking to implement new features, such as containerization. View full review »
reviewer1302078
Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is the one area where IBM has fallen behind. As much as it is used, there is a limit to the number of people who are skilled in MQ. That is definitely an issue. Places have kept their MQ-skilled people and other places have really struggled to get MQ skills. It's not a widely-known skillset. In terms of the number of business areas using it in our bank, there are about 15. A lot of the major ones use it, such as credit, operations/finance, home loans, and ATMs. View full review »
Abraham Ansah-Cudjoe
Unix/Linux Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This is a scalable solution. We scale by adding another VM to our cluster. We have eight engineers who are using MQ, but in terms of end-users, or people who are consuming the services, there are thousands or millions. It is an enterprise-level organization and each application has a user base, so the scale depends on the application. View full review »
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reviewer1266369
Senior Developer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
It's scalable. We have gradually increased our usage over time. View full review »
Walter Kuhn
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have not had any large scalability issues. The business that we have is not that big. In Switzerland, we have around 3,000 people working with all our systems. We don't have that many transactions. For our 20 customers, we have four servers in production with two on standby and two that are active. We need scalability mostly to run large printing jobs for MQ, where we need disk space. Overall, we don't have any scalability issues. View full review »
SrinathKatamreddy
Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable but we have to do it manually. There is no automation for scaling it. View full review »
Srinivas Mamidala
Integration Consultant at Dubai Technology Partners
We can scale up and down anytime. There are no issues there. We have 20 to 30 internal applications connecting to middleware and all of them are connecting using the MQ protocol. View full review »
Reviewer397
Principal Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had some load tests, and actually it was quite straightforward to make a scale actually. I believe we are satisfied with it. We are talking about 100,000 users, and it was performing well. So I don't know if it scales well when we talk about millions. But, for our needs, it scales nicely. View full review »
George Thomas
Lead Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is high. View full review »
reviewer1181517
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's highly scalable. It provides various ways to establish high availability and workloads. E.g., you can spread workloads inside of your clusters. We have 20 engineers, admins, and integrators using this solution in our company. View full review »
Sanjeev Nirala
Senior Technical Architect at Nagarro
Scalability is lacking compared to the cloud native products coming into the market. However, IBM is working to move their products into the cloud. The software is more suited for medium to large businesses. View full review »
Eduardo Cano
Architect & System Engineer at Servicio de Impuestos Internos
We have two appliances, and that is enough for now. There are a million end users. View full review »
Mohammad Al-Smadi
IBM System Administrator at Arab Bank
It's scalable. View full review »
reviewer1317309
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It can scale but sometimes, in terms of volume, it is not able to handle a huge volume. We also have limitations of queues related to IBM MQ. We often need to handle a very big volume, but currently we do have limitations. If those kinds of limitations could be relaxed, it would help us to work better. View full review »
Srinivasa Reddy
Assistant Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We are facing some issues with the scalability in some of the components. That can be improved. View full review »
reviewer1310736
Manager Specialist Platform (Java) at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
It's scalable. It's not for every use case, but you can scale it. We have about 50 users of IBM MQ. View full review »
Upendra Rao
Independent Consultant at State Bank of India
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. View full review »
reviewer1319070
IT Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1046859
Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is good. I don't have any issues with it. View full review »
Sergey Sidorov
Chief of Integration Department at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Scaling is difficult with IBM MQ. View full review »
Mohamed Ramses
IT Consultant at Ministry of Justice, Kuwait
I haven't had any issues with the scalability. View full review »
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