Apache vs IBM

Unbiased reviews from our professional community. A complete perspective on vendors based on user input.
Apache
Based on 320 reviews.
IBM
Based on 2494 reviews.
Latest Research
IBM MQ vs. Apache Kafka
Updated: November 2022
IBM BPM vs. Apache Airflow
Updated: November 2022
Apache Kafka vs. IBM MQ
Updated: November 2022
Apache Airflow vs. IBM BPM
Updated: November 2022
Overview
The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is the world's most widely used web server software. Originally based on the NCSA HTTPd server, development of Apache began in early 1995 after work on the NCSA code stalled. Apache played a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web, Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation. Most commonly used on a Unix-like system, the software is available for a wide variety of operating systems, besides Unix and GNU+Linux, including eComStation, Microsoft Windows, NetWare, OpenVMS, OS/2, and TPF. Released under the Apache License, Apache is free and open-source software.
International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company through a merger of the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company.
Sample Customers
CloudStack
GreenQloud, Exoscale, TomTom, ASG, PC Extreme, ISWest, Grid'5000
Lucene
Bloomberg, Salesforce, Bank of America, AT&T, SAP, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, DirecTV, Boeing, Monsanto, Warner Bros, The Walt Disney Company, Goldman Sachs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, BlackRock
Tomcat
Walmart.com, The Weather Channel, E*Trade, Delta Virtual Airlines, General Motors, AppFuse, Bonhams, CardinalHealth, CarGurus.com, FarmDirectory.org, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, RecipeLand.com, WebShots, QuickCreative.net, MyOtherDrive
Apache Web Server
Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedEx
Apache JMeter
AOL, Orbitz, Innopath Software, PrepMe, Sapient, Corporate Express Australia, CSIRO, Ephibian, Talis, DATACOM, ALALOOP, eFusion, Panter, Sourcepole, University of Western Cape
Apache Subversion
IBM, General Electric, Amazon, HP, Facebook, Bank of America, American Express, AT&T, Nike, PayPal, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Tesla Motors, Citi, The Home Depot
Apache Spark
NASA JPL, UC Berkeley AMPLab, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, UC Santa Cruz, TripAdvisor, Taboola, Agile Lab, Art.com, Baidu, Alibaba Taobao, EURECOM, Hitachi Solutions
Spark SQL
UC Berkeley AMPLab, Amazon, Alibaba Taobao, Kenshoo, Hitachi Solutions
Apache Hadoop
Amazon, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, Google, Hulu, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Spotify, AOL, Twitter, University of Maryland, Yahoo!, Cornell University Web Lab
Apache Derby
Logitech, Splice Machine, CrowdStrike, Lever, Human Solutions
ActiveMQ
University of Washington, Daugherty Systems, CSC, STG Technologies, Inc. 
Apache Kafka
Uber, Netflix, Activision, Spotify, Slack, Pinterest
Apache Airflow
Agari, WePay, Astronomer
Apache Flink
LogRhythm, Inc., Inter-American Development Bank, Scientific Technologies Corporation, LotLinx, Inc., Benevity, Inc.
Apache Spark Streaming
UC Berkeley AMPLab, Amazon, Alibaba Taobao, Kenshoo, eBay Inc.
MXNet
Pioneer, nvidia, acer, dely, gumgum, ciao, affable, intel, clusterone, europace, comet, magnet, basler
Netezza Analytics
A leading online advertising network
IBM Spectrum Computing
London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
IBM Service Delivery Manager
Whogohost Ltd., Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Outokumpu, Salesbox, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr, CLOUD M, CenterPoint Energy, Apptimate AB, WeCloud AB, Earth Signal, DSB Consulting, Inventive, SKIData AG
IBM Turbonomic
J.B. Hunt, BBC, The Capita Group, SulAmerica, Rabobank, PROS, ThinkON, O.C. Tanner Co.
IBM Multicloud Manager
American Airlines, UBank, Bitly, Eurobits, Active International, Bison, Contextor, Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf, Creval, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, FaceMe, FacePhi, Fitzsoft, Fuga Technologies, Guardio, Honeywell, Japanese airline, Jenzabar, KONE
IBM Cloud App Management
American Airlines, UBank, Bitly, Eurobits, Active International, Bison, Contextor, Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf, Creval, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, FaceMe, FacePhi, Fitzsoft, Fuga Technologies, Guardio, Honeywell, Japanese airline, Jenzabar, KONE
IBM Rational ClearCase
Atos SE, FEI, STM
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
IBM Integrated Analytics System
WIdO AOK, EEKA Fashion, SSGC, GS Retail
IBM Db2 Warehouse
Alameda County Social Services Agency, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited
IBM Netezza Performance Server
Seattle Childrens Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
IBM solidDB
Iskratel
IBM Db2 Database
Knorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of Toronto
IBM Informix
Shaspa, Hildebrand, Kaifa, Ranhill Powertron, Federaci‹ Farmacutica (FedeFarma), Camden Council, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Myers, Votorantim Group, Doosan Infracore, GreenIvory
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence
E.ON Global Commodities
IBM WebSphere Application Server
TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
IBM WebSphere Business Modeler
Schahin Group
IBM WebSphere Integration Developer
The City of Edinburgh Council, Factor-y S.r.l., Alleyoop Inc., Dow Chemical Company, Airbus, Wittmann EDV-Systeme, The Chevrolet Volt, Federal Employment Agency, Web Business Consulting, Rosenthal & Rosenthal
IBM WebSphere Message Broker
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire
IBM BPM
Barclays, EmeriCon, Banca Popolare di Milano, CST Consulting, KeyBank, KPMG, Prolifics, Sandhata Technologies Ltd., State of Alaska, Humana S.A., Saperion, esciris, Banco Espirito Santo
IBM DataPower Gateway
RBL Bank, Availity
IBM MQ
Deutsche Bahn, Bon-Ton, WestJet, ARBURG, Northern Territory Government, Tata Steel Europe, Sharp Corporation
IBM Event Streams
American Airlines, UBank, Bitly, Eurobits, Active International, Bison, Contextor, Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf, Creval, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, FaceMe, FacePhi, Fitzsoft, Fuga Technologies, Guardio, Honeywell, Japanese airline, Jenzabar, KONE
IBM Case Foundation
Suncorp Group Limited
IBM Business Automation Workflow
Key Bank, Barclays, Control€xpert, MIR Insurance Brokers, Conqord Oil
IBM Rational Test Workbench
Financial Insurance Management Corp.
IBM Streams
Globo TV, All England Lawn Tennis Club, CenterPoint Energy, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Darwin Ecosystem, Emory University Hospital, ICICI Securities, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), Living Roads, Mobileum, Optibus, Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), University of Alberta, University of Montana, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Wimbledon 2015
IBM StoredIQ
J.B. Hunt Transport, BBVA Compass
IBM Watson Discovery
Prudential, Bradesco, Woodside
IBM Machine Learning
Caixa Geral de Depósitos France, KIST Europe
IBM Watson OpenScale
KPMG
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
20%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Retailer
5%
Comms Service Provider
19%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Government
6%
Quotes From Member Reviews
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Most Helpful Reviews
Customer Service
Review 1 of 30
Review 1 of 30
Technical Support
No Data Available
No Data Available
We monitor all reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.