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Gurvijay Bhatti
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at Department of Justice
Dec 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Reliability of message transmissions and ability to replay messages in case message ends up in backout queues.

How has it helped my organization?

We have implemented business to business transactions over MQ messaging. The guaranteed and once only delivery ensures business integrity.

What needs improvement?

It needs a User Interface which is better than the aging MQ Explorer. The existing solution MQ Explorer is outdated.

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

I think the pricing is reasonable, especially with IIB as a part of it.

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

We have always used MQ.

What other advice do I have?

Get a good MQ expert to get it right from the beginning.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any alternative solutions.
Vendor
IT Unit Head at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 22 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most important features is data persistence. Anytime there is a failure or an unexpected outage, the data is still there. That is one of the biggest benefits of MQ on WebSphere.

What needs improvement?

One of the things we did not see meeting our need was the lack of integrated monitoring for both IIB flows and MQ's. You have to use different tools for that, i.e. - MQ Explorer for the queues and IIB toolkit/web viewer for IIB apps and flows. If we could integrate the monitoring of both the flows… more»

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

This is something that I inherited. There was a legacy system that was already using MQ.

What other advice do I have?

Engage IBM and MQ experts from the beginning on the architecting and the proof-of-concept. There are a lot of configurations and a lot of things that IIB can do. If you do not do properly early on, then it's going to be difficult to find those things, go back, and make those changes. One of the most… more»
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Consultant
Sr. System Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2015

What do you think of IBM MQ?

What is most valuable?

Its ability to transfer large volumes of data reliably.

How has it helped my organization?

I have seen in many organizations it has helped in designing great architectural solutions by helping transfer messages between different systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

5 Years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Did not use. Technical Support: Did not use.

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

N/A

How was the initial setup?

N/A

What about the implementation team?

Through Vendor Team. Excellent.

What

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.

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Also known as
WebSphere MQ
IBM MQ customers

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