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side-by-side comparison of Apache ActiveMQ vs. IBM MQ
based on preference data from user reviews. Apache ActiveMQ rates 4.3/5 stars with 13 reviews. By contrast, IBM MQ rates 4.3/5 stars with 86 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
(13)
4.3 out of 5
Apache ActiveMQ
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
(86)
4.3 out of 5
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Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Market Segments
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Enterprise (46.2% of reviews)
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
Enterprise (80.8% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
No pricing information available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
No pricing information available

Apache ActiveMQ vs IBM MQ

  • Reviewers felt that IBM MQ meets the needs of their business better than Apache ActiveMQ.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that IBM MQ is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Apache ActiveMQ over IBM MQ.
Categories
Shared Categories
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
Apache ActiveMQ and IBM MQ are categorized as Message Queue (MQ)
Unique Categories
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ has no unique categories
IBM MQ
IBM MQ is categorized as Business Activity Monitoring
Pricing
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ Pricing
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IBM MQ
IBM MQ Pricing
IBM MQ
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
8.9
Responses: 12
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
9.0
Responses: 54
Ease of Use
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
8.8
Responses: 12
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.3
Responses: 54
Ease of Setup
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.1
Responses: 42
Ease of Admin
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.0
Responses: 42
Quality of Support
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
7.6
Responses: 9
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.3
Responses: 53
Ease of Doing Business With
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.7
Responses: 41
Product Direction (% positive)
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
8.1
Responses: 12
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
7.4
Responses: 53
Features
Functionality
Asynchronous Messaging
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
9.3
Responses: 22
Language Support
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.6
Responses: 18
Cloud-based Messaging
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.3
Responses: 12
Latency
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.6
Responses: 19
Integration
Application Integration
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
9.3
Responses: 20
Data Integration
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.6
Responses: 18
Plugins and integrations
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.4
Responses: 16
Management
Policies and Controls
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.5
Responses: 16
Security Monitoring
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
8.5
Responses: 14
Activity Monitoring
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
Not enough data available
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
7.9
Responses: 14
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Apache ActiveMQ and IBM MQ were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
30.8%
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
4.1%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
23.1%
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
15.1%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ
46.2%
IBM MQ
IBM MQ
80.8%
Reviewers' Industry
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ Industry
Telecommunications
23.1%
Information Technology and Services
23.1%
Computer Software
15.4%
Wholesale
7.7%
Retail
7.7%
Other
23.1%
IBM MQ
IBM MQ Industry
Banking
16.4%
Financial Services
15.1%
Insurance
11.0%
Information Technology and Services
11.0%
Hospital & Health Care
8.2%
Other
38.4%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Apache ActiveMQ
Gabriella S.
User in Hospital & Health Care

I love the ease of use for Apache ActiveMQ. We use this service remotely with many of our customers. For instance, we will have them on the phone and we will have to tell them how to access their queues, and this product is perfect for using remotely. We...

IBM MQ
GT
Administrator in Tobacco

MQ and message queuing is not the most sexy of applications. Few will have a need for it, but when you do, you'll realise how critical this can be. If you build a system that needs to support hundreds/thousands of transactions per hour, the biggest worry is...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apache ActiveMQ
G
User in Retail

It's has become legacy and more alternate managed services are available in many cloud providers

IBM MQ
G
User in Biotechnology

The interface is not the most user friendly and at times is hard to navigate

Discussions
Apache ActiveMQ
Apache ActiveMQ Discussions
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IBM MQ
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Apache ActiveMQ
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