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IBM MQ Pros

Luis Lascano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Director at Thesys Technologies
A stable and reliable software that offers good integration between different systems.
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MT
Head Of Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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.
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NK
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
IBM is still adding some features and coding some other systems on the security end. However, it has the most security features I've seen in a communication solution. Security is the most important thing for our purposes.
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IBM MQ
July 2022
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Prashant Powar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Middleware Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Currently, we are not using many advanced features. We are only using point-to-point MQ. I have previously used features like context-based authentication, SSL authentication, and high availability. These are good and pretty cool features. They make your business reliable. For critical business needs, everyone uses only IBM MQ. It is the first choice because of its reliability. There is a one-send-and-one-delivery feature. It also has a no-message-loss feature, and because of that, only IBM MQ is used in banking or financial sectors.
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SR
Enterprise Architect at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The methodology and the way in which the platform has been produced as a standard is most valuable. There are so many different versions of it now, but the actual basic functionality and the simplicity of it have made it far easier to be implemented in so many different instances. When I worked with the OS/2 or PS/2 machine environment, the messaging mechanisms were based upon IBM MQ. It is so versatile, which is the main reason that I'm a fan of it.
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KG
Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This initial setup is not complex at all. Deploying it was very easy.
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Jitendra Jethwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Websphere MQ Specialist at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
The solution can scale well.
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VP
Lead Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are RDQM and queue sharing.
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Walter Kuhn - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution has improved and influenced the communication between different applications, then standardized that communication.
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Rohit K Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Ops Innovation Platform Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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IBM MQ Cons

Luis Lascano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Director at Thesys Technologies
Sometimes, not all messages are consumed in the queues. File transfers need improvement.
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MT
Head Of Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Everything in the solution could be simplified a little. We have trouble with the configuration and cost which is mostly an internal issue, but nevertheless, the errors do come up when there are configuration changes across a specific version. We have slightly different versions, which may have slightly different configurations which cause issues.
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NK
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There are many complications with IBM MQ servers.
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IBM MQ
July 2022
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Prashant Powar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Middleware Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It would be an advantage if they can include streaming in IBM MQ, similar to Kafka. Kafka is used mainly for streaming purposes. This feature is clearly lacking in IBM MQ. If they add this feature to IBM MQ, it will have an edge over other products.
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SR
Enterprise Architect at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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KG
Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The user interface should be enhanced to include more monitoring features and other metrics. The metrics should include not only those from the IBM MQ point of view but also CPU and memory utilization.
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Jitendra Jethwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Websphere MQ Specialist at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
There could be a better front-end GUI interface for us, where we can see things more easily.
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VP
Lead Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see message duplication included.
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Walter Kuhn - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I don’t like legacy view of MQ.
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Rohit K Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Ops Innovation Platform Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
With IBM products, there's less marketing. If they do more demos and more seminars on their products, it will be very useful. On a given day. I get seminar invites for many vendors and products, but for IBM, I may get an invite once or twice a year.
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Buyer's Guide
IBM MQ
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM MQ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.