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Amazon SNS

3 Ratings

IBM MQ

19 Ratings

Amazon SNS

3 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

IBM MQ

19 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

It is well suited for generic push notification requirements. It can be quickly created and modified to best suit your application at any given moment. However for any notification service that needs to be highly customizable for a specific deployment should be implemented through a competing or custom built service run on company servers
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IBM MQ

When it comes to a reliable, easy-to-use messaging transport layer then IBM MQ has been the benchmark for many years.
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Pros

  • Super simple setup and deployment. You can have a new service set up within minutes and in a serverless environment as well
  • Well documented and incredibly easy to use. There are available APIs in almost every relevant language and are all well documented by AWS. Getting any team up to date on their new Notification architecture shouldn't take longer than a day.
  • Being managed by AWS themselves makes the service highly available in every possible way. Your SNS deployment is almost guaranteed to never go down without you ever lifting a finger to make it so.
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  • Reliable: With properly written client code and queue managers set up correctly for the use-case, MQ will handle whatever you throw at it and just keep on going.
  • Mature: The product has been around for more than 20 years and has stood the test of time.
  • Easy of use: Administering MQ could be mastered with minimum effort.
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Cons

  • The AWS website UI could use some definite improvement. The website itself is very clunky and hard to navigate and always seems to have the wrong information in the wrong places. It is a monstrous task trying to make a website as complicated as AWS look simple and easy to navigate but even with some minor improvements it would become much more user and beginner friendly.
  • Troubleshooting can be very difficult when encountering an issue with SNS and often many AWS services. By having all of your infrastructure in the cloud, it makes troubleshooting networking problems quite complicated. On top of this, aws provides little return information when a message fails to send, leaving a lot of guesswork to be done on your part to fix the issue.
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  • Improve the performance.
  • Increase the capacity.
  • Less maintenance.
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Alternatives Considered

SNS is much more customizable compared to SES and allows for many more delivery methods. While it is better for email-based notification services, not being able to send notifications via SMS limits your app functionality considerably. Being able to switch message delivery types is an invaluable tool for any application deployment
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[We selected] IBM MQ [because it] will help in processing all the transactions. Fail over transactions can be processed. [It allows us to] track of all the transactions. IBM MQ is the best for all the batch transactions.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive from the cost savings of the service itself
  • Positive from the labor savings from both the ease of setup and learning curve of the programmers
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  • Since fail over transactions are processed, they will have much less impact on our business.
  • No need of manual involvements.
  • Batch transactions can be done without any failure and have less [negative] business impacts.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

IBM MQ

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details