2018-06-05T17:25:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM MQ?


Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Whatever the price is, it's worth it.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

For individual projects, IBM MQ may cost more. Here, we are using it globally. It is distributed around the world for our operations, so cost-wise it is less for us. But if you go with individual licenses, the cost of IBM is much more.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Consultant

It is a very expensive product compared to the open source products in the market.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It would be a 10 out of 10 if it wasn't so expensive.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It's a very expensive product.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I was not involved in the pricing structure.

2020-03-26T07:31:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price is high.

2020-03-26T07:31:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

There is a different platform price between Windows, z/OS, and iSeries.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

Most of our customers are quite happy with the solution but they have an issue with the cost. They want to move to cheaper solutions.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

Although I'm not involved with costs in our company, IBM products, in general, have high licensing costs and support costs are too high. A lot of people have started using open-source, like Kubernetes and microservices. There is also Apache ActiveMQ. There are many other products out there.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Real User

We have a multi-year OIO (open infrastructure offering) with IBM and if there is any additional licensing required it gets deducted from the OIO. We have been using IBM's other services as well.

2020-03-25T07:03:00Z
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Top 10Real User

IBM MQ is expensive and they charge based on the CPU.

2020-03-22T08:19:00Z
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User

To implement such an IBM solution, a company has to pay a lot in term of licensing and consultancy. A pricing model might be a better option.

2018-08-09T15:25:00Z
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User

In terms of cost, IBM MQ is slightly on the higher side.

2018-07-05T04:39:00Z
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User

99.999 percent availability for less than a penny per message over the past 25 years. IBM MQ is the cheapest software in the IBM software portfolio, and it is one of the best.

2018-06-07T15:32:00Z
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User

IBM MQ appliance has pricing options, but they are costly.

2018-06-05T17:25:00Z
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