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 is customer service and technical support?

We haven’t used technical support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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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