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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Event Streams

  • It scales very well.
  • It can handle a lot of traffic.
  • It can retain the events when our services have issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Event Streams

  • Monitoring capabilities
  • Visibility into topics
  • Dashboard for visualization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MQ

  • learning curve may be longer than other products
  • Needs people with good experience to setup and maintain
  • Third party tools & clients are not readily available
  • No opensource
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

IBM MQ

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Usability

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

IBM MQ

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Support Rating

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

IBM MQ

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Implementation Rating

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

IBM MQ

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Alternatives Considered

IBM Event Streams

We are still in the evaluation process. To enable an event streaming platform for enterprise, IBM Event Streams is a strong candidate due to the ease of use and setup in the cloud. There are many capabilities we are trying to understand to see if IBM Event Streams is the right fit for our needs. I would rate its platform behind Confluent Cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Event Streams

  • It's one of the key backbones to support our backend services with zero administration required.
  • It ensures that we don't lose any events from our consumers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MQ

  • IBM licensing across the board is difficult to understand and manage. You need to install ILMT to report on usage and the software is difficult to configure. You need to invest additional resource and time to give IBM reports so that they can check your licensing.
Amanda Erlank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Event Streams

General

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

IBM MQ

General

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

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