Apache Kafka Competitors and Alternatives

The top Apache Kafka competitors are
  • IBM MQ
  • ActiveMQ
  • Solace PubSub+
  • RabbitMQ
  • Red Hat AMQ
  • Anypoint MQ
  • Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue
  • Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service
Read reviews of Apache Kafka competitors and alternatives
Alfredo Gan
Real User
Principal Middleware Engineer / Automation Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Reliability is the most valuable feature. MQ is used to support critical business applications.

What needs improvement?

The installation of product upgrades and patches is very difficult. It requires the use of the IBM Installation Manager (IM). The original IM... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Use the new and lightweight version (Liberty) to lower licensing costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had no previous solution.

What other advice do I have??

Use the new and lightweight version (Liberty) to lower licensing costs. It is also easier to upgrade/maintain.
Apache
SeniorCo2835
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
May 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to send large messages at decent speeds.

How has it helped my organization?

It had no impact on the organization. We used it in a solution we built for somebody else.

What needs improvement?

Even though there is support from many open source communities, there is still weakness in ease-of-use and ease-of-configuration for more... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We didn't have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have??

Make sure you need all the facilities that a message broker offers, as there are other lightweight solutions out there.
Pivotal
AndrewFerguson
Real User
Software Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Allowing for a fully asynchronous solution is crucial for this particular feature. The seamless nature of creating and connecting to a queue... more»

How has it helped my organization?

RabbitMQ allows for asynchronous solutions where previously everything was synchronous.

What needs improvement?

The product works pretty well, but one small thing could be an improvement to the monitoring site. It could be a little bit more modern, instead... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

To my knowledge, this is the only queuing system my company has used.

What other advice do I have??

The RabbitMQ documentation is pretty good. I'd only suggest making sure to read through it for the implementation language of your choice first.

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