RabbitMQ Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Sean Hickey
Real User
Solutions Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Apache Kafka is actually a distributed commit log. That is different than most messaging and queuing systems before it. I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Kafka has a guaranteed delivery mechanism that is very easy to set up. When starting out with minimal hardware, it can… more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI tools for monitoring and support are still very basic and not very rich. There is no help in determining a shard… more»

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

When starting to look at a distributed message system, look for a cloud solution first. It is an easier entry point than… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used traditional message queues and file semaphores. There was a lot of overhead with asynchronous messages being put… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be sure to define the use cases as best as possible at first. Kafka is very good, but it is complex to support. It can… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Can process large amount of messages in a small amount of time. * Integrates between distributed systems: For example… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has helped integrate between applications, reduce rework, and costs by reusing working components of existing… more»

What needs improvement?

Many customers are gravitating towards open source products such as RabbitMQ, or going for a web-based package. Also, the… more»

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

Pricing could be better, as with all IBM products. But their performance in production, along with security and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Not applicable.

What other advice do I have?

Middleware family of products such as WebSphere MQ, MB, TIBCO ESB, IBM ESB, and MuleSoft ESB offer excellent choices in… more»
Tomás Francisco Lingotti
Real User
Java Technical Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is that it's best for JVM-related languages and JMS integration. The product is really straightforward. All the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most architecture nowadays requires too much performance. We can use products like ActiveMQ to improve our architecture. I implemented a… more»

What needs improvement?

Message Management: Better management of the messages. Perhaps persist them, or put in another queue with another life cycle. To clarify, it needs… more»

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

I think the software is free.

What other advice do I have?

I fully recommend this product, but you need to have some expertise working with JMS and asynchronous tasks. You also need a correct strategy, or… more»
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