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.
Whatever the price is, it's worth it.
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.
It is a very expensive product compared to the open source products in the market.
It would be a 10 out of 10 if it wasn't so expensive.
It's a very expensive product.
I was not involved in the pricing structure.
The price is high.
There is a different platform price between Windows, z/OS, and iSeries.
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.
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.
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.
IBM MQ is expensive and they charge based on the CPU.
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.
In terms of cost, IBM MQ is slightly on the higher side.
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.
IBM MQ appliance has pricing options, but they are costly.