Amazon SQS vs Red Hat AMQ comparison

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We performed a comparison between Amazon SQS and Red Hat AMQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Message Queue (MQ) Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Amazon SQS vs. Red Hat AMQ Report (Updated: March 2023).
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"The most valuable feature of Amazon SQS is the interface.""There is no setup just some easy configuration required.""I appreciate that Amazon SQS is fully integrated with Amazon and can be accessed through normal functions or serverless functions, making it very user-friendly. Additionally, the features are comparable to those of other solutions.""I am able to find out what's going on very easily.""The libraries that connect and manage the queues are rich in features."

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"The most valuable feature is stability.""The solution is very lightweight, easy to configure, simple to manage, and robust since it launched.""The most valuable feature for us is the operator-based automation that is provided by Streams for infrastructure as well as user and topic management. This saves a lot of time and effort on our part to provide infrastructure. For example, the deployment of infrastructure is reduced from approximately a week to a day.""This product is well adopted on the OpenShift platform. For organizations like ours that use OpenShift for many of our products, this is a good feature."

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"Be cautious around pay-as-you-use licensing as costs can become expensive.""The solution is not available on-premises so that rules out any customers looking for the messaging solution on-premises.""As a company that uses IBM solutions, it's difficult to compare Amazon SQS to other solutions. We have been using IBM solutions for a long time and they are very mature in integration and queuing. In my role as an integration manager, I can say that Amazon SQS is designed primarily for use within the Amazon ecosystem and does not have the same level of functionality as IBM MQ or other similar products. It has limited connectivity options and does not easily integrate with legacy systems.""The initial setup of Amazon SQS is in the middle range of difficulty. You need to learn Amazon AWS and know how to navigate, create resources, and structures, and provide rules.""It would be easier to have a dashboard that allows us to see everything and manage everything since we have so many queues."

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"There are some aspects of the monitoring that could be improved on. There is a tool that is somewhat connected to Kafka called Service Registry. This is a product by Red Hat that I would like to see integrated more tightly.""There is improvement needed to keep the support libraries updated.""This product needs better visualization capabilities in general.""The turnaround of adopting new versions of underlying technologies sometimes is too slow."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing of Amazon SQS is reasonable. The first million requests are free every month, and after, it's cost 40 cents for every million requests. There are not any additional fees."
  • "Amazon SQS is quite expensive and is at the highest price point compared to other solutions."
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  • "There is a subscription needed for this solution and there are support plans available."
  • "This is a very cost-effective solution and the pricing is much better than competitors."
  • "The solution is open-source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is easy to scale and cost-effective.
    Top Answer:Documentation of this solution can be improved. Sometimes, the images in the document are from older versions.
    Top Answer:The primary use case of this solution is for collecting event data for analytic purposes. In our case, when a user selects a function in our app, the information is collected. Analytics is performed… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is stability.
    Top Answer:The turnaround of adopting new versions of underlying technologies sometimes is too slow. The solution is always running a number of versions behind the latest version. They need to run plenty of… more »
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    Also Known As
    Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss AMQ
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    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. SQS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating message oriented middleware, and empowers developers to focus on differentiating work. Using SQS, you can send, store, and receive messages between software components at any volume, without losing messages or requiring other services to be available. Get started with SQS in minutes using the AWS console, Command Line Interface or SDK of your choice, and three simple commands.

    SQS offers two types of message queues. Standard queues offer maximum throughput, best-effort ordering, and at-least-once delivery. SQS FIFO queues are designed to guarantee that messages are processed exactly once, in the exact order that they are sent.

    To respond to business demands quickly and efficiently, you need a way to integrate the applications and data spread across your enterprise. Red Hat JBoss A-MQ—based on the Apache ActiveMQ open source project—is a flexible, high-performance messaging platform that delivers information reliably, enabling real-time integration and connecting the Internet of Things (IoT).

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    Sample Customers
    EMS, NASA, BMW, Capital One
    E*TRADE, CERN, CenturyLink, AECOM, Sabre Holdings
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Media Company6%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon SQS vs. Red Hat AMQ
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon SQS vs. Red Hat AMQ and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Amazon SQS is ranked 3rd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 5 reviews while Red Hat AMQ is ranked 7th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 4 reviews. Amazon SQS is rated 7.8, while Red Hat AMQ is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon SQS writes "Very resilient with numerous great features including a 256 kilobyte payload". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat AMQ writes "Flexible, cost-effective, good compatibility with the OpenShift platform, effective and timely support". Amazon SQS is most compared with Apache Kafka, Amazon MQ, Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service and IBM MQ, whereas Red Hat AMQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, ActiveMQ, IBM MQ, VMware RabbitMQ and PubSub+ Event Broker. See our Amazon SQS vs. Red Hat AMQ report.

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