Apache Kafka Review
One of the best features which I have worked with is replay.

Valuable Features:

One of the best features which I have worked with is replay.

Improvements to My Organization:

Real-time log aggregation which was earlier done with rsync has been moved to Kafka infrastructure along with other real-time streams.

Room for Improvement:

  • GUI for Kafka infrastructure monitoring and deployment

Use of Solution:

I have used it for two years.

Deployment Issues:

Documentation is quite comprehensive.

Stability Issues:

I found it very stable.

Scalability Issues:

No issues with scalability.

Customer Service:

We used the open-source version.

Technical Support:

We used the open-source version.

Previous Solutions:

We previously used rsync, which was not real-time.

Initial Setup:

Initial setup was mostly intuitive (based on rsync).

Implementation Team:

Implementation was in-house based on the open-source version.


Target was to achieve real-time service.

Other Solutions Considered:

Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options.

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


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