2018-06-05T17:25:00Z

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

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

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Top 20Real User

You have to license per application installation and if you expand vertically or horizontally, you will be paying for more licenses. The licenses are approximately $10,000 to $15,000 a license, it can get expensive quite quickly. We maintain and support a lot of applications across a wide enterprise. Therefore the cost of licenses increases with each individual implementation of a client because we have to pay for licenses. We are looking for an alternative solution to reduce costs by going to an open-source messaging system because we do not need the robustness of IBM MQ.

2021-06-29T10:30:59Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a licensed product. We do pay for it. While, of course, it would be better if it was cheaper, the service they provide with it, including the maintenance facilities they provide, is very good. We're quite happy. Most people have to use what IBM provides, however, it could be a cheaper license.

2021-03-09T19:58:38Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution requires a license and we have purchased an enterprise license.

2021-03-04T16:32:54Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution costs are high, it is going to cost a fair bit for annual operating costs and support.

2021-01-16T04:32:47Z
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Top 20Real User

IBM is expensive.

2021-01-06T22:10:13Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

It is a licensed product. As compared to an open-source solution, such as RabbitMQ, it is obviously costly. If you're using IBM Message Broker, which is a licensed product, IBM MQ is included in the same license. You don't have to pay separately for IBM MQ. The license cost of IBM MQ is lesser than IBM Message Broker.

2020-12-01T18:39:41Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

The pricing could be lower. It's not the cheapest option out there. However, I don't have comparison prices with other solutions at this time. We're working on comparison pricing currently.

2020-11-11T15:00:03Z
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Top 20Real User

There is real money involved here. As compared to RabbitMQ, IBM MQ is on the higher side in terms of cost.

2020-11-03T15:42:22Z
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Top 10LeaderboardConsultant

Whatever the price is, it's worth it.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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

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

It's a very expensive product.

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

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

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

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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Top 20Real User

The price is high.

2020-03-26T07:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I was not involved in the pricing structure.

2020-03-26T07:31:00Z
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Consultant

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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Consultant

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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Reseller

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

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