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Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Event Streams is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • IBM MQ is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

IBM Event Streams

74%
6 Ratings
8.6

IBM MQ

86%
17 Ratings

Usability

8.2

IBM Event Streams

82%
1 Rating

IBM MQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

IBM Event Streams

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM MQ

86%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

IBM Event Streams

91%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM MQ

80%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.0

IBM Event Streams

90%
1 Rating

IBM MQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

It is well suited for the enterprise application which has basic data formats and it also provides seamless integration and connectivity with MQ infrastructure.
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IBM

IBM MQ makes applications interconnections swift. As long as your applications support HL7 and above, implementing a secure three-tier application is a task demanding little effort. This is really handy because now your application layers can exchange interfaces with no interruption. IBM MQ has made it easy to securely implement new app systems upon integration with App connect.
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Pros

IBM

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

  • IBM MQ has proved to be very stable and secure platform and we never had an incident being reported of event dropping or hacking.
  • It has really increased our transaction capacity and now we are able to accommodate huge volumes of transactions without making any new changes.
  • There is no risk of a message being lost or repeated again, which is a highly appreciated quality when you are dealing with sensitive data.
  • The queue manager clustering make the best use of the available resources and use them to their full potential.
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Cons

IBM

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

  • They need to improve their Cloud migration as it lags behind.
  • There are much better options being provided by Cloud providers. IBM Cloud is a solution but it doesn't integrate well with AWS or GCP.
  • For now scalability in IBM MQ means you need multiple servers. It should have native support for containerizing
  • Monitoring tools from IBM for MQ are very hard to use. Especially IBM Tivoli Monitoring. Needs a UI upgrade.
  • There is no UI for MQ where you can centrally manage all the queues.
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Pricing Details

IBM Event Streams

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IBM Event Streams editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

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    Pricing Info

    IBM MQ

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM MQ editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Usability

      IBM

      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.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      IBM MQ Cloud has a high availability of data with high-speed performance that ensures quick and efficient data delivery across multiple Clouds platforms with improved workflow and real-time insights to make data-driven decisions. Efficient with real-time response to system failure and outages and quick with analytics and immediate alerts and notifications.
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      Support Rating

      IBM

      I met with the support team and they have deep technical and development understanding of the needs and the problems which IBM Event Streams addresses. If you are looking for a product backed by a highly technical support team then IBM Event Streams is probably the best choice. I was specifically impressed by the level of technical understanding my support team demonstrated.
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      IBM

      IBM MQ solves most of the problems of my organization. It supports different APIs and has simple and effective functionality. It provides essential tools for managing the system. It brings a lot of improvement to our messaging system. Its processing is very fast, and the positive thing is its availability; we can use it from anywhere. Its implementation is straightforward and provides the value of money.
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      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      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.
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      IBM

      IBM MQ is a leading competitor in this type of software. We are very happy at my organization to be using IBM MQ. It has a great, easy to use interface that works more seamlessly compared to the competitors out there. IBM MQ also seems to offer the best level of security which certainly provides peace of mind when dealing with so many transactions on projects
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • It is in [the] early stages at our company - still a proof of concept - so the business implications haven't taken effect yet.
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      IBM

      • The IBM MQ has been helpful on big data migration and analytics generation.
      • Excellent on changes reports building and the planning of resources through IBM MQ is fantastic.
      • Cost-effective due to its speed of performance through the Cloud services and the insights collection is very quick.
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