Apache Kafka Review

Good event monitoring capability, but it can be made easier to manage


What is our primary use case?

We use Kafka for event monitoring.

What is most valuable?

Everything in Kafka is amazing.

The most valuable feature for us is the event monitoring.

It is easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

This solution could be made easier to manage.

Compatibility with other solutions and integration with other tools can be improved.

We cannot apply all of our security requirements because it is hard to upload them.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not experienced any bugs or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale. This is a new project so we only have about five users right now.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support.

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

I have also used IBM MQ and Kafka is much easier to use. However, IBM MQ is better for large deployments.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed this solution ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

Apache Kafka is a good solution with many good features but for large deployments, I would choose IBM MQ over Kafka.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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