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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Camel

Message brokering across different systems, with transactionality and the ability to have fine tuned control over what happens using Java (or other languages), instead of a heavy, proprietary languages.One situation that it doesn't fit very well (as far as I have experienced) is when your workflow requires significant data mapping. While possible when using Java tooling, some other visual data mapping tools in other integration frameworks are easier to work with.
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IBM MQ

IBM MQ is best suited if you are having a large project dealing with sensitive data and message security and integrity are of the top priority in addition to having huge volumes of the data. You should always try to create less number of queue managers and rather create more queues on the queue managers and make the nomenclature in such a way that each team has its different set of queues.
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Pros

Apache Camel

  • Camel has an easy learning curve. It is fairly well documented and there are about 5-6 books on Camel.
  • There is a large user group and blogs devoted to all things Camel and the developers of Camel provide quick answers and have also been very quick to patch Camel, when bugs are reported.
  • Camel integrates well with well known frameworks like Spring, and other middleware products like Apache Karaf and Servicemix.
  • There are over 150 components for the Camel framework that help integrate with diverse software platforms.
  • Camel is also good for creating microservices.
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IBM MQ

  • Security is a major improvement in IBM MQ 9. Authorization management became more granular and effective.
  • Programmer friendly. Not only does MQ work great, it provides with MQ specific and JMS-standards access to important functions for the developers to perform better.
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Cons

Apache Camel

  • I find the "seda" endpoint to be less obvious that it is doing multi-threading than Spring Integration's executor mechanism.
  • Integration with Spring Beans is pretty good, but I believe SI's is a bit better (for obvious reasons, both being Spring products).
  • SI's use support is probably a bit better/faster and I believe the user base is larger so that there are most questions/answers for SI on StackOverflow
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IBM MQ

  • Setting up security can be time-consuming and take some effort.
  • MQ Explorer on the client side could sometimes be a pain especially on Windows and during an upgrade.
  • IBM is not providing a good administration tool like MQMon included with the product.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Camel

We chose Apache Camel because it was lightweight, easy to get started with and because it had a groovy DSL since we were a grails shop when we started using it.
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IBM MQ

IBM MQ is the powerhouse but has a price, while ActiveMQ is free and get things done. If the project warrants it, the use of IBM MQ is highly recommended. But if the project does not need the power, it is better to avoid the cost.
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Return on Investment

Apache Camel

  • Apache Camel is open source and Java based. So if your engineering team is strong in Java this could be a good framework to adopt.
  • Apache camel is open source.
  • Camel could be run on OSGi containers like Karaf or Fuse.
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IBM MQ

  • Positive gains in data sharing. The time to market to set up new customers is relatively easy. Not touchless but easy.
  • Few maintenance costs. It just works.
  • Upgrades are painless so little money is spent on them, yielding positive ROIs.
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Pricing Details

Apache Camel

General

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

IBM MQ

General

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

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