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Red Hat AMQ Competitors and Alternatives

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TomaszSobota
Java Programmer at Netcompany
Real User
Top 10
Has the ability to utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has really cool features to use. Its management console is excellent. You can utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network."
  • "I was struggling with installing a few things. It would be good if was somewhat similar to RedHat. There should be more documentation regarding installation troubleshooting."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for research purposes. I've utilized it for my academic studies for comparing HTTPS protocols. RabbitMQ supported the protocols I needed and I've read also that it's one of the most commonly used broker services.

What is most valuable?

The solution has really cool features to use. Its management console is excellent. You can utilize plugins to view the performance of the whole service on one network. It's wonderful. I really like it.

What needs improvement?

I was struggling with installing a few things. It would be good if was somewhat similar to RedHat. There should be more documentation regarding installation troubleshooting.

It's pretty straightforward, the setup, but it would be useful to know what to do if you do face certain challenges. Right now, without more in-depth documentation, it's unclear.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about one or two months. It's rather new to me.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable, from what I've witnessed so far. It's also a very fast system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't scaled the solution myself, so I can't speak from personal experience. I have heard that the solution is not so simple to scale because there is a core node beside the solution. There's some sort of smoothing methodology when it comes to the messaging, so I assume it's not so simple.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never contacted technical support for assistance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. The first time I installed it, I installed it on Windows. For me, it took about one hour. If a user was facing a few problems, I'd say it could take up to two hours. Typically it's pretty quick to set up because the recommendations are pretty good.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the initial setup myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was considering using ActiveMQ on AWS, but after some research, I decided RabbitMO was a more complex solution and one that is more commonly used, so I chose RabbitMQ over it.

What other advice do I have?

I'm only really using the solution for the purposes of research. I've just installed and am working on the latest version. My interest in the solution is purely academic, so I can't speak to how it would function within an organization.

I'd definitely recommend the solution, especially over HTTP in the Nico services platform. I've done my research and have discovered it's two times faster and more commonly used. It's also really easy to use on the Nico services platform because all of the components are in the cloud.

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
MarkEllerington
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Top 10
Stable with a straightforward setup, but better documentation is needed

Pros and Cons

  • "I'm impressed, I think that Active MQ is great."
  • "This solution could improve by providing better documentation."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for messaging.

What is most valuable?

For any messaging system, I think that messaging, in general, is fundamental to software development.

What needs improvement?

This solution could improve by providing better documentation. IBM MQ has 30 years of experience to build upon and has had 30 years to grow and improve, while ActiveMQ does not have the same kind of heritage that IBM MQ has. In comparison, I find that IBM documentation is better, but it has had a lot more investment behind it.

In the next release, I think that a roadmap would be interesting. If we look at ActiveMQ and the ActiveMQ Artemis which are parallel streams that might merge, but it's not clear on whether it will or when will it happen. That would be useful.

Also, it is not that clear who offers what implementations. ActiveMQ is available as a managed service in AWS, but it is not clear whenever Red Hat AMQ is camping base around Artemis. It helps in terms of selecting why someone would want to use ActiveMQ.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have had experience with ActiveMQ, on and off, for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not used it heavily in a production environment, but at the moment, I don't have any issues to report. 

I am currently working with some clients to investigate some stability issues they are experiencing, but it could be the result of the way it was implemented.

In terms of performance, I have not any extensive performance tests as a comparison.

I have looked at other messaging providers, and I don't think that it's any worse than any other solution available. I think that it's reasonable.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a little bit of community support, but when you have 30 years of experience, it is not difficult to work out. With messaging, you pick up on new messaging products and you can fill in the gaps very quickly.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I have also had experience with IBM MQ for the last 30 years. I am comparing between different products and messaging scenario expertise.

I work in consultancies with many clients who have many different versions.

All messaging whether it's ActiveMQ, Amazon MQ which is Active MQ, or it's IBM MQ, they are all very similar, they all have strengths and weaknesses.

We have clients from small to large enterprises.

I would recommend this solution but it depends on the requirements. For example, what kind of support does the vendor want? What kind of managed services do they want? It is important because you can run ActiveMQ on AWS to get a managed service. It always depends on what their clients are looking for.

I'm impressed, I think that ActiveMQ is great.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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