IBM MQ - The most reliable MQ solution which stood test of time
September 23, 2021

IBM MQ - The most reliable MQ solution which stood test of time

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM MQ

As HSBC is a financial organization there are a lot of Applications that talk to each other. The messages which are transferred through different APIs are done through IBM MQ. And this solution is used throughout the Application due to its reliability. Also, IBM MQ is used to transfer all financial transactions.
  • Transfer messages between different Applications (Frontend to Backend)
  • Financial messages like MT101 between different Applications need to communicate asynchronously.
  • Used as PubSub where applications need to communicate in Many-to-many, One-to-many or Many-to-one architecture.
  • When a financial organization needs to communicate with another without sharing infrastructure
  • 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.
  • Pub-Sub
  • Transfer of Financial message
  • Communication of different Applications or API interfaces with each other
  • The maintenance cost is very low. And it rarely fails to deliver
  • The LTS cost for support from IBM is quiet expensive so keeping the servers updated with latest version can be easier
  • The time to market to set up new customers is relatively easy

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When you need a reliable solution for Message queueing i.e. asynchronous transfer of messages, IBM MQ is the best solution out there. But it lacks a lot of modern features. Most of the solutions provided by Cloud providers have at least once approach to send messages. But the messages from IBM MQ are never lost. Also the Dead-Letter-Queueing helps to find issues why messages are not reaching their intended destination.