2018-06-05T17:25:00Z

What is your primary use case for IBM MQ?


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Top 5Real User

We are currently working on the use case. I work as an IBM system admin and part of MQ is hosted on the IBM server. We have a lot of other servers and appliances for IBM MQ that costs us a lot of money so we are currently looking for less expensive alternatives. Kafka is one of the choices on the table. We are looking to migrate to services on Google which is why Kafka was proposed for us to implement. We use it to integrate the backend and front end solutions and applications.

2020-04-26T06:32:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Our use cases include ATM transactions where a customer, for example, inquires about balances. Transactions go from an ATM at a branch, using a Java application to take the information, and it connects into our mainframe, gets the balances, and goes back. We also use it for when customers go online using the internet itself for things like pre-approved home loans. We take the customers' information from the front-end and pop it into MQ to look up the customer's data in the bank itself — all of the databases — and then come back to the customer. It is also used in our mobile banking. MQ is connected to SAP in the background. MQ is in between, passing information to SAP and SAP will give the reply back on the mobile banking app, like when a customer asks for a one-time password.

2020-03-30T15:24:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our primary use case for pushing data as a queuing mechanism for all the applications to send out messages. We use it as a pipeline. We also use it to publish data and for the application to extract it all.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's predominantly for message queuing, to assure delivery. Our team manages messaging aspects with this product, among others.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We use it for data integration.

2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
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We develop applications for 20 companies in the insurance industry. We have about 20 different product systems that use the same MQ layout. We are also using it for testing and educational purposes. Our customer base is in the closed market of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We are currently switching versions from 8.0.0.6 to 9.1.

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

In our company, it's the main hub for our whole CRM solution. MQ manages things through the Broker.

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

We use it to send a notification to our customers.

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

We use it for all our integration cases, including the integration of core applications within our company and external solutions from our partners. We use IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus, App Connect.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Our primary use case is for messaging monitoring.

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

There are a couple of projects where we are using MQ heavily. It is on-premises right now. We are looking to move to the cloud in the future.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

For 90 percent of our applications, we are using IBM MQ for a point-to-point setup, from one application to another application. It is like a passage between them. For the other 10 percent of our applications, we are using topic subscriptions. It's deployed on-premises. We have tried it on Docker Containers as well, where we have an instance. We haven't done a cluster setup using Docker and Kubernetes.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

All our applications run around MQ. We run a backend system working with a mainframe and we distribute records via MQ. We are using it daily.

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

We use it for file transfer and batch processing. We upload electronic documents to the Chilean government. We use version M2002 Model B and our clients use version 7.5.

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

We are mainly using it for communication, for connecting to multiple systems. Applications are putting their messages on MQ and, from MQ, we are reading them using IBM Integration Bus. We then process them and send back the response.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use it for message transfer, mostly for a queue of the messages. Sometimes, we also consider using the topic space solution. But it is mostly for transferring messages between two applications. The applications are located in a different country, so it is also used for communication of MQ to MQ.

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

We mainly use it for exchanging messages between application servers, back applications (e.g., databases), etc.

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

We are a bank whose core banking system is not so advanced. It is still running on an AS/400 system. Credit Card system is are deployed on IBM mainframes. About 70 to 80 percent of the bank's core systems rely on IBM AS/400 and mainframes. The enterprise service bus is used in conjunction with MQ to break synchronous web service /TCP calls into asynchronous MQ calls and expose them a web services-based or API-based service for both internal and external customers. As part of enterprise architecture principles, we have enforced all connectivity to be service/ interface based by using ESB, MFT or API. Minimize the point to point connectivity. We are using dedicated IBM power/pure-app servers to run IBM Integration Bus, IBM MQ, and WebSphere Application Server. These are the three components being used for the bank's enterprise service bus.

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

We have a core banking application. If any system or application wants to talk to the core banking application, the request and the response will go through the MQ servers. The requests and responses are in the form of XML. We have a VMware environment with Windows and Linux.

2020-03-22T08:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a diverse distributed environment that includes Z/OS, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, Linux, and zLinux. We use multiple programming languages and different databases.

2019-06-24T14:31:00Z
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Real User

IBM MQ is used heavily in all of the companies I have worked for, mostly in the financial industry. It is easy to set up and has good instrumentation.

2018-11-16T15:02:00Z
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Real User

Originally, we were doing this in-house, and it was a huge effort. Now, with IBM MQ, we have increased our performance, and it performs really well. The queuing system, given the size of information, is helpful.

2018-10-02T19:04:00Z
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User

I have installed a cluster MQ in a bank using HACMP for the failover solution on AIX. I have also configured the product accordingly.

2018-08-09T15:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use IBM MQ as a reliable way of integrating different applications. Our transaction service operates using IBM MQ for organizing the asynchronous interaction between different applications and the core banking system. It is easy to organize parallel reading and writing, and you can easily link two IBM MQ servers using the remote queue feature. We also use IBM MQ in web services which are developed using IBM Integration Bus. MQ helps us scale web services and organize parallel execution.

2018-07-06T20:09:00Z
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User

We use IBM MQ for message transmission between our customers, and their agents or global message service providers, such as SITA or ARINC, for tier one critical applications.

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

Enterprise messaging with international clustering in 120 data centers in 82 countries around the world.

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

We use queue managers/concentrators for message flow going upstream and downstream on applications with enterprise licenses.

2018-06-05T17:25:00Z
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