Message Queue (MQ) Software: Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the message queue (MQ) market.


Message queue (MQ) software is becoming increasingly popular in enterprise. However, many businesses are still unsure exactly what they are looking for in a solution or what capabilities their specific business requires which can make choosing a product incredibly challenging.

Over 540,000 professionals have used Peerspot research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at the highest rated MQ software vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


Average Rating: 7.0

Top Comparison: VMware RabbitMQ

Overview: The most popular and powerful open source messaging and integration patterns server, it is fast and supports many cross language clients and protocols.

Amazon MQ

Average Rating: N/A

Top Comparison: Amazon SQS

Overview: A managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.

Amazon SQS

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Amazon MQ

Overview: A fully managed message queuing service that enables businesses to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.

Anypoint MQ

Average Rating: 7.0

Top Comparison: ActiveMQ

Overview: An enterprise multi-tenant, cloud messaging service that performs advanced asynchronous messaging scenarios between applications.

Apache Kafka

Average Rating: 7.9

Top Comparison: IBM MQ

Overview: A distributed streaming platform that lets businesses publish and subscribe to streams of records. It lets businesses store streams of records in a fault-tolerant way and process streams of records as they occur.

IBM Event Streams

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: IBM MQ

Overview: An event-streaming platform that helps businesses build smart applications that can react to events as they happen.


Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: VMware RabbitMQ

Overview: Provides the universal messaging backbone for service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. It connects virtually any commercial IT system, whether on premise, in the cloud, or a mixture.

PubSub+ Event Broker

Average Rating: 8.9

Top Comparison: Apache Kafka

Overview: A complete event streaming and management platform for the real-time enterprise. It helps enterprises design, deploy, and manage event-driven architectures across hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and IoT environments.

Red Hat AMQ

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Apache Kafka

Overview: A flexible, high-performance messaging platform that delivers information reliably, enabling real-time integration and connecting the IoT.

VMware RabbitMQ

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: ActiveMQ

Overview: The most popular open source message broker, with more than 35,000 production deployments world-wide. The solution is lightweight and easy to deploy on premises and in the cloud and runs on all major operating systems.

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