What is the biggest difference between IBM MQ and RabbitMQ?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is IBM MQ vs RabbitMQ.

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What is the biggest difference between IBM MQ and RabbitMQ? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating message queue software and why?

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The biggest difference is the number of platforms supported. I have never heard of RabbitMQ running on ZOS (mind you ZOS and not z/Linux).
The same way I don't know that the AS400 platform would support RabbitMQ. Also, I don't think RabbitMQ has the same ease of use and set up that IBM MQ has.

Next thing to consider is support. Think about how long it will take to get support for RabbitMQ and a Fix vs the time to get support from IBM. Finally and not the least, you will also want to compare the features (like assured delivery).

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