One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is ActiveMQ vs IBM MQ.
People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?
What is the biggest difference between ActiveMQ and IBM MQ? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating message queues and why?
Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!
ActiveMQ offers very high throughput and low latency compared to IBM MQ.
ActiveMQ supports standard messaging protocols like AMQP, STOMP, MQTT etc whereas IBM MQ just comply with JMS and its own protocol. IBM MQ Light supports AMQP though.
IBM MQ is much preferred in enterprise environment, probably due to the support. Redhat AMQ offers enterprise support on ActiveMQ.
AFAIK documentation wise, they are at par.
Both support clustering. But only in ActiveMQ real storage of messages in another broker which is less loaded happens. IBM MQ just enables communication between Queue managers.
But I would prefer to put a few more options on the table.
1. RabbitMQ - fully compliant with protocols, supports replication and distribution of messages, throughput in tens of thousands
2. Redis - Light weight single threaded server. Supports pub sub messaging and supports HA via sentinel and clustering for distributed messaging
3. Kafka - Preferred mechanism for data streaming. Throughput in millions.
4. ZeroMQ - Brokerless messaging platform. Very high throughput.
5. NanoMsg - Brokerless. Claims to be advanced than ZeroMQ
From my Experience so far i will go for RabbitMQ its rock solid and robust with a simple learning curve. Its free and has great documentation available