IBM WebSphere Message Broker Reviews

IBM WebSphere Message Broker is the #10 ranked solution of our top ESB tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM Integration Bus - IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs IBM Integration Bus

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AbdelMonem Azaz
Real User
Integration Architect/Practice Manager at Saudi Business Machines - SBM
May 13 2020

What is most valuable?

Performance-wise, this solution is really good.

How has it helped my organization?

Message Broker has adapters that are used to transform data so that it is compatible between applications.

What needs improvement?

The size of the container used in the deployment is still large and I think it should be improved and become lighter. It would be useful to make container deployment… more »

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

This product is more expensive than competing products.

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

I am familiar with some other solutions that have a fancier toolkit and are easy to use, but with IBM, it is more stable, reliable, and trusted. At the same time, it is… more »

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution and when I have a customer that needs something with this capability, it is the first option that I suggest to them. I would rate this solution an… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compare other options for our customers and we look at the pros and cons of each solution. Normally, customers decide based on their budget, the features, and the… more »
Mohamed Osman
Consultant
Independent Consultant - IT Technician Level 4 / Projects Technician at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution has many adaptors for convergence support. We need different messages formats for connection with files, databases, Excel sheets, etc. It has many interfaces and you can connect to any… more »

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved the way our organization functions. We are using three or four services in the backend for reformatting messages, and it is straightforward to use.

What needs improvement?

The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is. The administration console is ok because it's used by the administration team or the technical… more »

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

The licensing costs for this solution are paid by the customer-side, and not by my employer. IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

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

I have also used Oracle Service Bus for these types of projects, and I feel that this solution is better. It is easier to use and it has better features.

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I only use twenty to thirty percent of the facilities or services that are offered by this tool. For the main purpose of the suite, I have no specific concerns about it. This is a good… more »
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Real User
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Aug 09 2020

What is most valuable?

We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.

What needs improvement?

My biggest complaint about this product is the price. The cost is a significant reason why we're looking at other products right now. Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved. Significant improvement is needed, especially… more »

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

The price is very high and it's the main reason that we are searching for alternatives.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is looking at WebSphere Message Broker is to fully consider their use case. In general, I suggest looking for another product because there are better options available in terms of both cost and usability. I would… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are looking at replacing our IBM solution with RabbitMQ. It is currently being used in part of our business and we are thinking about expanding it to the whole enterprise. There is also the option of Kafka, although you really have to… more »

What is IBM WebSphere Message Broker?

WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) providing connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. It allows businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format.
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WebSphere Message Broker
IBM WebSphere Message Broker customers
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire