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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SQS

If you are looking to build something that just requires a simple queue service (as the name implies) this is great for it. You might look elsewhere though if you get into more complicated needs. This is also very well suited if you are already using other services with AWS and intend to fully build whatever you are building in AWS. If you are looking for a mixed environment -- SQS is not for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams is well suited for companies developing event driven Microservices. One of the biggest challenger with microservices is that your data gets distributed into little silos - event streaming (or better known as event sourcing) allows you to get a central source of truth in your event store. We are taking this approach with IBM Event Streams and it is well suited for building an event streaming / sourcing architecture.
Hanz van Aardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon SQS

  • It provides an always-available serverless queue for workflows or mission-critical processes.
  • Is extremely low cost and overall costs to our environments have been negligible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

  • Replay capability
  • Message persistence
  • High throughput
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SQS

  • Almost all of the functionality has been covered by SQS, but they could improve the throughput time.
  • Also, they could provide built-in Cloud Watch, so that we can easily configure it without any external efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

  • Provide Capabilities to connect the Event Streams via REST Proxy.
  • Schema Registry to handle Avro Formats.
  • Provide Kafka Connect Sink & Source Connectors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SQS

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IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This is because our newly developed applications will rely heavily on an event bus. This means that once these applications are developed and live, we will definitely need an event bus to run them on. Therefore the license will most probably be renewed at that point
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SQS

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IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The product was very user friendly and extremely easy to get started with. The documentation is excellent and the free tier makes it very easy to get started with without having to make deep or long term financial commitments.
Hanz van Aardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon SQS

Amazon SQS 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Online blogging and documentation for SQS is great. There are many examples of implementing it and if you look hard enough, more than likely there are examples that meet the exact case with which you are working
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Haven't really contacted support for IBM Event Streams related issues since I didn't take it to production yet, but the rating is based on my previous experiences with IBM support for products like IBM Case Manager, FileNet, DB2, WebSphere Application Server, DataCap, etc: the support team is usually very helpful and does not leave an issue open until it's resolved.
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon SQS

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IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The implementation process was relatively smooth and easy. Moreover, the IBM knowledge center along with some other sources like 3rd party training material, support guides, and help from experienced developers, made the development process easy and rewarding. We even had junior developers work on it and their feedback and productivity were excellent
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SQS

The most comparable products are RabbitMQ, and perhaps ActiveMQ. Until recently, AWS did not offer a managed ActiveMQ product. Running RabbitMQ will never be to my team's competitive advantage; we wanted a managed service.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

We've evaluated Confluent Kafka and the price point of Message Hub is excellent. The support has been great. Message Hub provides the same number of features that Apache Kafka provides which has been tremendous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SQS

  • Positive impact - time allocation towards different features
  • Negative impact - too many resources dedicated towards debugging
  • Positive impact - less manual labor during testing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Event Streams

  • Development & uptime is much quicker.
  • Could seamlessly connect Native Java Clients, so no custom logic is needed.
  • Non-Java Clients are not seamlessly connected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon SQS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon SQS Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Queue$0.000000041
FIFO Queue$0.000000051
All Data Transfer In$0.002
  1. per request
  2. per GB
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IBM Event Streams

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

IBM Event Streams Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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