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SonicMQ vs. MSMQ

Can anyone tell me the benfits of going with Sonic MQ over Microsoft MQ (MSMQ)? MSMQ is free with Windows XP Pro and Server 2003. Sonic costs a bundle. I can't seem to find any real benchmarks or comparisons between the two.

We will be integrating using Java and JMS. I have heard that MSMQ does not have a JMS provider so that will be a factor. The bottom line is that I am personally having a hard time justifying the price tag of Sonic when MSMQ seems to do the same stuff for free. We are looking at implementing message queuing in about 100 locations so the cost of Sonic is prohibitive.
Turtle Rustler
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
 
 
Sonic will run on many different OS's. Does MSMQ?
NetFreak Send private email
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
 
 
Take a look at ActiveMQ.  Its what is bundled with Geronimo. You can get support if needed through both new (LogicBlaze) and old (IBM) companies. 

activemq.codehaus.org

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
 
 
Here's some really helpful info on this topic:

http://blogs.msdn.com/smguest/archive/2005/03/17/398134.aspx
Jeff Mastry Send private email
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
 
 

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