PubSub+ Event Broker Pros and Cons

PubSub+ Event Broker Pros

reviewer1369953
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We've built a lot of products into it and it's been quite easy to feed market data onto the systems and put entitlements and controls around that. That was a big win for us when we were consolidating our platforms down. Trying to have one event bus, one messaging bus, for the whole globe, and consolidate everything over time, has been key for us. We've been able to do that through one API, even if it's across the different languages.
When it comes to granularity, you can literally do anything regarding how the filtering works.
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Daniel Nepton
Enterprise Automation Architect at CIBC
The most useful features has been the WAN optimization and probably the HybridEdge, which requires some third-party adapters or plugins. The idea that we can position Solace as a protocol-agnostic message transport fabric is key to our company having all manners of asynchronous messaging protocols from MQ, Kafka, JMS, etc. I really like the WAN optimization: Send once over a WAN, then distribute locally as many times as there are subscribers.
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reviewer1367217
Technology Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
In my assessment of Solace against other products — as I was responsible for evaluating various products and bringing the right tool into companies in the past — I worked with multiple platforms like RabbitMQ, Confluent, Kafka, and various other tools in the market. But I found the event mesh capability to be a very interesting as well as fulfilling capability, towards what we want to achieve from a digital-integration-strategy point of view... It's distributed, yet it is intelligently connected. It can also span and I can plug and play any number of brokers into the event mesh, so it's a great deal. That's a differentiator.
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Sushil Sarda
Lead Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
When we went to add another installation in our private cloud, it was easy. We received support from Solace and the install was seamless with no issues.
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reviewer1370730
Senior Project Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Going from something where we had outages and capacity issues constantly to a system that was able to scale with the massive market data and messaging spikes that happened during the initial stages of the COVID crisis in March, we were able to scale with 40 plus percent growth in our platform over the course of days.
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reviewer1373772
Head of Enterprise Architecture & Digital Innovation Lab at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
This solution reduces the latency to access changes in real-time and the effort required to onboard a new subscriber. It also reduces the maintenance of each of those interfaces because now the publisher and subscribers are decoupled. Event Broker handles all the communication and engagement. We can just push one update, then we don't have to know who is consuming it and what's happening to that publication downstream. It's all done by the broker, which is a huge benefit of using Event Broker.
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Sachar De Vries
Head of Infrastructure at Grasshopper
Guaranteed Messaging allows for us to transport messages between on-prem and the cloud without any loss of data.
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reviewer1366248
Manager, IT at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The topic hierarchy is pretty flexible. Once you have the subject defined just about anybody who knows Java can come onboard. The APIs are all there.
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PubSub+ Event Broker Cons

reviewer1369953
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We've pointed out some things with the DMR piece, the event mesh, in edge cases where we could see a problem. Something like 99 percent of users wouldn't ever see this problem, but it has to do with if you get multiple bad clients sending data over a WAN, for example. That could then impact other clients.
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Daniel Nepton
Enterprise Automation Architect at CIBC
One of the areas of improvement would be if we could tell the story a bit better about what an event mesh does or why an event mesh is foundational to a large enterprise that has a wide diversity of applications that are homegrown and a small number off the shelf.
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reviewer1367217
Technology Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
A challenge we currently have is Solace's ability to integrate with single sign-on in our Active Directory and other single sign-on tools and platforms that any company would have. It's important for the platforms to work. Typically, they support only LDAP-based connectivity to our SQL Servers.
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Sushil Sarda
Lead Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have requested to be able to get into the payload to do dynamic topic hierarchy building. A current workaround is using the message's header, where the business data can be put into this header and be used for a dynamic topic lookup. I want to see this in action when there are a couple of hundred cases live. E.g., how does it perform? From an administration perspective, is the ease of use there?
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reviewer1370730
Senior Project Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Some of the feature's gaps with some of the open-source vendors have been closed in a lot of ways. Being more agile and addressing those earlier could be an area for improvement.
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reviewer1373772
Head of Enterprise Architecture & Digital Innovation Lab at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I would like them to design topic and queue schemas, mapping them to the enterprise data structure.
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Sachar De Vries
Head of Infrastructure at Grasshopper
The ease of management could be approved. The GUI is very good, but to configure and manage these devices programmatically in the software version is not easy. For example, if I would like to spin up a new software broker, then I could in theory use the API, but it would require a considerable amount of development effort to do so. There should be a tool, or something that Solace supports, that we could use for this, e.g., a platform like Terraform where we could use infrastructure as code to configure our source appliances.
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reviewer1366248
Manager, IT at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The product should allow third-party agents to be installed. Currently, it is quite proprietary.
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