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Anypoint MQ is #9 ranked solution in top Message Queue Software. PeerSpot users give Anypoint MQ an average rating of 6.6 out of 10. Anypoint MQ is most commonly compared to ActiveMQ: Anypoint MQ vs ActiveMQ. Anypoint MQ is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 75% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 25% of all views.
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What is Anypoint MQ?

Anypoint MQ is an enterprise multi-tenant, cloud messaging service that performs advanced asynchronous messaging scenarios between applications. Anypoint MQ is fully integrated with Anypoint Platform, offering role based access control, client application management, and connectors.

Anypoint MQ supports hybrid use cases, IoT where you collect data from different devices, and a REST API you can use with device applications. You can also use Anypoint MQ with other application frameworks such as node.js, to communicate to queues.

Anypoint MQ was previously known as Mule MQ.

Anypoint MQ Customers

State of Colorado, PacificComp, Panviva

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Anypoint MQ Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Anypoint MQ pricing:
  • "Making changes in Anypoint MQ is expensive."
  • "I can't give you a straightforward answer because sometimes it depends on the usage. If you're going to have fewer than 5 million messages, it is free of cost. If you're going to have more than 5 million messages, they're going to charge $100 per month"
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    MDG SAP Global Data Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Stable and scalable messaging and queueing solution, but suffers from slow output of messages
    Pros and Cons
    • "Messaging and queueing solution that has good stability and scalability. It can be used for a variety of messaging types."
    • "It's extremely expensive to change things in Anypoint MQ. There's also this issue of slow output of messages, and that needs to be improved."

    What is our primary use case?

    We're using Anypoint MQ for messaging, in different types: from SAP to third party systems, global third party systems, etc. There's a hundred of them.

    What needs improvement?

    It's extremely expensive to change things in Anypoint MQ, e.g. we have to go through either Accenture or IBM. IBM will do the changes, but the actual change we ask for costs huge amounts of money. I'm not sure why that is, or whether that's just a contract, but they always complain about multiple changes, regression testing, etc. It sounds like it's a very long winded task just to make a simple change. This is an area for improvement for Anypoint MQ.

    Another problem we have with Anypoint MQ is that some of our end systems cannot cope with the throughput. If we put too many messages down to it, then there's a delay to send those messages onto the system that can't take them in as fast, and this means that the queue blows. We have either a 40 gigabyte or 40 megabyte queue space, but if we send 7,000 messages which need to be combined and sent out, the queue blows, because it just can't manage that throughput because the output is so slow. With the memory, we don't have a big enough queue to cope, so there's that problem.

    If there was a way around that problem, we could send it. What we need to do is to be able to send 50,000 messages an hour or more, which we can do SAP to SAP, but we haven't found a solution on how to cope with sending it to Anypoint MQ because it blows up, so that's the big problem we have.

    What we'd like to see in the next release of Anypoint MQ is for the issue of slow output of messages to be solved. Even if we wrote into disc, e.g. the disc space is cheap, so if you could write the messages to disc and then just feed them out and when the queue is caught up with itself, that would solve our problems. It means we could send MuleSoft all the messages in one go, and then it could drip feed them out.

    The additional feature we'd like to see in Anypoint MQ is to be able to write the message queue to disc, to allow for ample queueing of messages, because currently, the output to a particular system is slow.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We've been dealing with Anypoint MQ for 20 years now.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Anypoint MQ has been stable, and it has not caused us any problems.

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    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Anypoint MQ is a scalable solution.

    How are customer service and support?

    We have not contacted the technical support team of Anypoint MQ, because we have our own internal third parties to deal with any issue that could arise from the solution.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    What we've noticed in Anypoint MQ is that it's expensive to change things.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We evaluated Apache Kafka.

    What other advice do I have?

    I thought we had a problem with our queuing software, and it turned out that it's not the software itself, it's the third party. We're passing the messages on to the third party, and they can only receive it at a certain rate, so we had to drop the Anypoint MQ software down, but it's not actually the MQ software, rather it's the actual third party application that was causing the problem.

    As I'm working on the SAP side, I'm not sure if I'm the best person to discuss about the features I like most about the solution.

    My advice to others looking into implementing the solution is to first look at what you're trying to achieve, because you've got Anypoint MQ as your queueing software, and then you've got the Apache Kafka software as well, and they do different things. I didn't realize this when I started looking, because I was looking at Kafka thinking that would be the answer to our problem, but it wasn't, because it looks great if you want instantaneous messaging and loads of bandwidth, but you need to do the interpretation of messages.

    I'd say, look at what you want it for, because Anypoint MQ seems to be as good as the other options, to be fair. I'd also tell them about the problem I've had with it, and that's not just going to be a problem with Anypoint MQ alone, because I think other systems will have the same problem, e.g. the queuing problem. I'll tell others to really, really look at the application. Anypoint MQ seems to be a standard application, and it's acceptable.

    My overall impression of Anypoint MQ in terms of rating it, is seven out of ten, but that's just based on my feeling. I don't have any quantifiable reasons on why I'm giving it that score.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Senior Integration Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
    Consultant
    Top 20
    Allows for synchronous communication between systems but cannot handle larges volumes of data
    Pros and Cons
    • "Initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment is a cakewalk."
    • "There are so many solutions like this, but this is not as mature as those products. The other MQ products have the capability of reprocessing and maintaining the persistence of the data. They can handle large volumes and large messages, but Anypoint MQ doesn't have those capabilities."

    What is our primary use case?

    We transfer data between systems. We are to save the data to make the communication between systems synchronous. We use Anypoint MQ for making the communication synchronous. The source integration component will place the data into Anypoint MQ, and the target company will take it from there.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Because our customers are moving from on-premise to cloud, it's mostly costs that have been saved and nothing else.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the messaging system.

    What needs improvement?

    Anypoint MQ is not a pure messaging product. There are so many solutions like this, but this is not as mature as those products. The other MQ products have the capability of reprocessing and maintaining the persistence of the data. They can handle large volumes and large messages, but Anypoint MQ doesn't have those capabilities.

    It can only handle a maximum size of 10 megabytes. The other MQ products have a larger capacity. IBM MQ can handle 100 megabytes of data or even solid gigabytes. This doesn't have that capability.

    This solution has a lot of gaps. It's not a pure MQ product. We have sort of exposed this product with different protocols like TCP. Also, it has to evaluate these capabilities compared to the other market products.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for four years. The solution is used on an iPaaS cloud provided by MuleSoft.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Anypoint is not as mature as other MQ products.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability is under the hood. It is AWS, and it is reliable. It's not user-based. It is automation-based and IT products-based. We have deployed five or six individuals using Anypoint MQ.

    This is not a pure provider. It is just a tactical solution cloud. In the long run, we want to go back to square one and use other MQ products like ActiveMQ or IBM MQ because of Anypoint's limitations. For instance, it can't handle more than 10 megabytes of data, and it can't hold more than 50 persistent messages.

    Deployment and maintenance are automated. There is an initial automation that is required.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is good.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We previously used a stable solution. We moved to this product thinking that the cost would be reduced, but things are not working as expected. We plan to go back to using the old solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    Initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment is a cakewalk.

    What about the implementation team?

    You don't need an explicit skill set for deployment. Anyone can do it.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I can't give you a straightforward answer because sometimes it depends on the usage. If you're going to have fewer than 5 million messages, it is free of cost. If you're going to have more than 5 million messages, you will be charged $100 per month.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution 6 out of 10. 

    We thought that this was a pure demo product. We moved from IBM to MuleSoft thinking that it would work like IBM, but that's not what happened.

    My advice is to try to evaluate the product beforehand and see whether it fits your needs and requirements. Check if it covers all of your use cases. Otherwise, it won't work.

    There are a lot of MQ products on the market, but this is suitable for small scale customers and not for large scale.

    We haven't switched solutions yet, but the plan is to switch because of this product's limitations. It doesn't cover all the use cases.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    DipanjanNandi - PeerSpot reviewer
    Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Enables seamless API integrations but lacks SFTP and large file support
    Pros and Cons
    • "It's easy to use and comes as a bundle package with the Anypoint Platform, removing the need for any complex setup."
    • "Anypoint MQ's capabilities are mainly used for messaging purposes, but it doesn't have typical use cases that extend as far as other Message Queue software."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are an integrator for Anypoint MQ, based on Mule 4.3, with several active customers. The solution is typically delivered by cloud and there are differing kinds of use cases that we see.

    If there is an event-driven architecture in place, then we will use Anypoint MQ to connect the different APIs together (such as the Experience APIs, Process API, and the System API) so as to enable a seamless process while minimizing data loss. That's the main use case seen in our work.

    What is most valuable?

    It's easy to use and comes as a bundle package with the Anypoint Platform, removing the need for any complex setup.

    What needs improvement?

    Anypoint MQ's capabilities are mainly used for messaging purposes, but it doesn't have typical use cases that extend as far as other Message Queue software.

    For one, it would be helpful, from an additional features perspective, to see that it can handle large files of any type, whether image files, video files, etc. And if they would include an SFTP solution such as is available in AWS or Azure, this would be an added advantage for our clients.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Stability-wise, it's okay.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    With regard to scalability, there can definitely be improvement. To make it more scalable, there needs to be a change in the upper limit of file sizes for messaging purposes. Currently, it can only handle messages up to 10 MB in size. If that could be addressed, I believe it would help those customers who have to handle large files.

    How are customer service and support?

    From a technical support perspective, we mainly deal with product-related issues. We used to go back to MuleSoft and ask for support, and they provided if the customer had bought that particular piece of support. We needed to raise a ticket first, and based on that, they provided us the solutions.

    But for any technical solutions needed, we would provide them, so we would only get support from the MuleSoft product team. In our company, it's our job as an integrator to provide the support.

    How was the initial setup?

    It's easy to install, since it comes as a bundle package with the Anypoint Platform.

    What other advice do I have?

    It is a good product, but for the reasons previously mentioned, there are a lot of opportunities to improve this particular piece of software.

    I would rate Anypoint MQ a seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
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