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"Good interface, simple to use and stable.""Initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment is a cakewalk."

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"I have found the solution to be very robust. It has a strong reputation, easy to use, simple to configure in our enterprise software, and supports all the protocols that we use.""A stable and reliable software that offers good integration between different systems.""The reliability of the queuing is the most valuable feature.""I think the whole product is useful. Their database and all is very good, and the product is fine. The fact that it ensures message delivery is probably the most important thing. I also like that you're able to trace and track everything. If it doesn't arrive at the destination, it will go back to the queue, and no message will be lost.""Encryption and the fact that we have not had any data loss issues so far have been very valuable features. IBM MQ is well encrypted so that we are well within our compliance and regulatory requirements, so that is a plus point as well.""Combined with IBM MQ, this product is our primary data store.""The most valuable feature is that it's a very strong integration platform but it is quite a monolithic solution. It's got everything.""I like the architecture it provides seamlessly for assured delivery."

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"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.""Information on monitoring could be improved."

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"Should have more integration in the monitoring tools.""Sometimes, not all messages are consumed in the queues. File transfers need improvement.""There are things within the actual product itself that can be improved, such as limitations on message length, size, etc. There is no standardized message length outside of IBM. Each of the implementations of the MQ series or support of that functionality varies between various suppliers, and because of that, it is very difficult to move from one to the other. We have IBM MQ, but we couldn't use it because the platform that was speaking to MQ didn't support the message length that was standard within IBM MQ. So, we had to use a different product to do exactly the same thing. So, perhaps, there could be more flexibility in the standards around the message queue. If we had been able to increase the message queue size within the IBM MQ implementation, we wouldn't have had to go over to another competing product because the system that was using MQ messaging required the ability to hold messages that were far larger than the IBM MQ standard. So, there could be a bit more flexibility in the structuring. It has as such nothing to do with the IBM implementation of MQ. It is just that the standard that is being put out onto the market doesn't actually stipulate those types of things.""If they could come up with monitoring dashboards that would be good. We are using external monitoring tools, apart from our IBM MQ, to monitor IBM MQ. If we could get monitoring tools or dashboards to keep everything simple for the user to understand, that would be good.""You should be able to increase the message size. It should be dynamic. Each queue has a limitation of 5,000.""They have provided a Liberty Profile in the Web Console for administration, and that could be further enhanced. It is not fit for use by an enterprise. They have to get rid of their WebSphere process and develop a front-end on Node.js or the like.""I can't say pricing is good.""Scalability is lacking compared to the cloud native products coming into the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is high."
  • "There is a different platform price between Windows, z/OS, and iSeries."
  • "IBM products, in general, have high licensing costs and support costs are too high."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "IBM MQ is expensive and they charge based on the CPU."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment is a cakewalk.
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    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… more »
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    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… more »
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    Apache Kafka is open source and can be used for free. It has very good log management and has a way to store the data used for analytics. Apache Kafka is very good if you have a high number of users… more »
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    IBM MQ has a great reputation behind it, and this solution is very robust with great stability. It is easy to use, simple to configure and integrates well with our enterprise ecosystem and protocols… more »
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    The solution allows one to easily configure an IBM MQQueueManager.
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    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.

      IBM MQ provides the universal messaging backbone for service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, whether on premise, in the cloud, or a mixture. For more than 20 years IBM has led the market in messaging middleware and more than 10,000 businesses across all geographies and industries rely on IBM MQ.

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    State of Colorado, PacificComp, Panviva
    Deutsche Bahn, Bon-Ton, WestJet, ARBURG, Northern Territory Government, Tata Steel Europe, Sharp Corporation
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company40%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Financial Services Firm37%
    Insurance Company10%
    Transportation Company6%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise84%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Anypoint MQ is ranked 8th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 2 reviews while IBM MQ is ranked 1st in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 45 reviews. Anypoint MQ is rated 7.0, while IBM MQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Anypoint MQ writes "Allows for synchronous communication between systems but cannot handle larges volumes of data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM MQ writes "We don't lose messages in transit and we can store messages and forward them when required". Anypoint MQ is most compared with ActiveMQ, Apache Kafka, Amazon SQS, VMware RabbitMQ and PubSub+ Event Broker, whereas IBM MQ is most compared with Apache Kafka, VMware RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, PubSub+ Event Broker and Amazon SQS. See our Anypoint MQ vs. IBM MQ report.

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