"Reliable, Fast, And Innovative"
We have installed a “Solace PubSub+ Brokers as a Service” platform in our Azure Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the experience and feedback from our users have been great! The product offerings are reliable, fast, and innovative! We are very impressed, not only on the superb quality of the product, but also on the effectiveness and responsiveness of the professional support from the vendor.
"An excellent and modern DevOps-empowered middleware product"
We would recommend Solace to anyone who needs low latency and highly resilient messaging solutions. Solace also leads the way for enterprise messaging and next-gen DevOps journey, by providing multiple options to access the infrastructure – UI, CLI and API – giving users a lot of opportunities for innovating automated solutions for operations and continuous delivery.
"The project was easy: Design & implementation have been achieved in a few months"
Solace PubSub+ is an enabler for us: Wide interoperability capabilities, simplicity of architecture, hybrid deployment capabilities, performance & security, reasonable cost & clear license model. I enjoy working with Solace’s Team.
"...a more seamless experience than other vendors... as well as more capabilities and more deployment options."
It is super important when you third-party software in a hybrid cloud environment to be able to choose where you deploy this software. With Solace PubSub+, I could as well deploy it in an on-prem environment, as in the Public Cloud datacenter of my choice. This gives you the right amount of control.
“Deployed in production for five years and have had zero downtime.“
Solace is definitely an “Enterprise” company in that they take customer support and the reliability of their product very very seriously – far more so than any strictly open source product. We have had a number of their hardware brokers deployed in production for five years and have had zero downtime. They basically just run and run with no drama – the best possible praise for a message broker.
Solace is allowing us to better compete in the next decade with a fully flexible, state-of-the-art infrastructure.
What's really remarkable about the solutions we get from Solace is how much they unleash our capacity to do very high-throughput transactions... really at the speed of light.
COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented trading volumes and volatility, but even as we’ve climbed from 65 billion messages a day to over 95 billion, we’ve had no outages or degradations in performance in our critical market data and messaging applications. Our Solace messaging and eventing platform took the data increases in stride.
"I've been running messaging systems for most of my career, getting on toward 16 or 17 years."
Solace is truly the best company that we have to deal with when it comes to tech support. In the role that I have I deal with about 100 different vendors, everything from market data exchanges to software vendors, through the likes of IBM and Microsoft, etc… 10 years later, Solace is still the only company where I have zero outstanding issues, or unknown items, or support tickets that they haven’t resolved.
"For some time, I have also worked with Solace and it has an advantage [over Apache Kafka]"
“Given that my core strength is integration, I work with integration platforms such as MuleSoft, Azure functions, then TIBCO. Based on our requirements, I found that the event-driven APA implementation with Solace was easier. Solace also has a top-notch solution for portal management and you register your producers, consumers, and preprocessing logic.”
"Solace has been incident free in HA deployment for seven years."
The idea that we can position Solace as a protocol-agnostic message transport fabric is key to our company having all manners of asynchronous messaging protocols from MQ, Kafka, JMS, etc. I really like the WAN optimization: Send once over a WAN, then distribute locally as many times as there are subscribers.
"I would rate Solace's ease of management better than competitive or open-source solutions"
In my assessment of Solace against other products… I worked with multiple platforms like RabbitMQ, Confluent, Kafka, and various other tools in the market. But I found the event mesh capability to be a very interesting, as well as a fulfilling capability towards what we want to achieve from a digital-integration-strategy point of view.
"Solace compared to Kafka was a no-brainer"
Solace distinguished itself with topic building and scalabilty. When in cloud, you can quickly scale up. With Kafka, the challenge comes when you design a solution that has topic management. How do you make a topic discoverable? How do you define the dependencies between one topic and a subscriber? From a monitoring perspective, I also feel Solace has a better product.
"The solution has increased application design productivity."
It is easy for architects and developers to extend their design and development investment to new applications using this solution… We compared a few messages bus solutions, like TIBCO. At that point, Solace came out ahead, both in throughput and probably cost.