Apache Kafka Review

Good support, stable, and it supports a high volume of data


What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Apache Kafka is being used in our client's company.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the support for a high volume of data.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup and deployment could be less complex.

Integration is one of the main concerns that we have.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Apache Kafka for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Kafka is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is quite good, and we have no problem with it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use IBM MQ. It is also a stable product.

IBM MQ is probably easier to deploy than Kafka.

In addition to these, I have also worked with RabbitMQ.

How was the initial setup?

Deploying Kafka is more complex than IBM MQ.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My customer has asked me to choose between IBM MQ and Apache Kafka. I will be comparing these two solutions in the near future. My impression is that Kafka is going to better suit my customer, but I have to consider their specific needs before I can be sure.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I may recommend, but its suitability depends on the needs and requirements.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2.4.5
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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