Apache Kafka Review

We use it for reactive architecture, track and trace, mail and parcel.


What is most valuable?

  • Supports more than 10,000 events/second.
  • Scalability
  • Replication

It is a good product for event-driven architecture.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Kafka for reactive architecture, track and trace, mail and parcel.

What needs improvement?

A good free monitor tool would be great for Apache Kafka (from Apache foundation).

For how long have I used the solution?

We used Kafka 0.8 for 2 years and Kafka 0.10 for 3 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven’t used technical support.

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

Apache MQ is different. It is a message bus (log rotate) than can manage more than 10,000 events/sec.

How was the initial setup?

The basic configuration is quite good. We have built a Hadoop cluster and the Kafka service was included.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use a community version.

What other advice do I have?

Kafka processes asynchronous exchanges, so there are no transactional interactions.

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