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


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

  • GUI for Kafka infrastructure monitoring and deployment

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Documentation is quite comprehensive.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I found it very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

We used the open-source version.

Technical Support:

We used the open-source version.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was mostly intuitive (based on rsync).

What about the implementation team?

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

What was our ROI?

Target was to achieve real-time service.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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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