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Apache Kafka Review
Replication and partitioning are valuable features.


Valuable Features

  • Replication, partitioning, and reliability are the most valuable features.
  • Even if one of my clusters fails, the replication factor of a topic makes sure that I have the data available for processing, so I won't lose any of it.
  • Partitioning enables me to process the parallel requests. It helps in reaching the throughput.

Room for Improvement

One improvement is in regards to the OS memory management. In case there are too many partitions, it runs into memory issues. Although this is a very rare scenario, it can happen.

Use of Solution

I have been using this product for a year now.

Stability Issues

There were no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

Kafka is a highly scalable product. We have not faced any scalability issues so far.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Since it's an open source product, no technical support is available. However, the open source community is very active.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was straightforward. Just go through the Kafka documentation and it will be up and running in no time.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Since it's an open source product, there is no pricing for it.

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

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