Apache Kafka Competitors and Alternatives

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Daniel Nepton
Real User
Enterprise Automation Architect at CIBC
Jul 07 2020

What is most valuable?

The most useful features has been the WAN optimization and probably the HybridEdge, which requires some third-party adapters or plugins. The idea that we can position… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has increased our application design productivity compared to other solutions. There is a ton of momentum in our application development space for leveraging… more»

What needs improvement?

The storytelling about the benefits needs improvement. We have four major lines of business in our company. Our retail, capital markets, and internal corporate center… more»

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

We have been really happy with the product licensing rates. It has been free for us, up to a 100,000 transactions per second, and all we have to do is pay for support… more»

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

We have protocols specific message transport passport hubs, like SFTP hub or IBM MQ Hub, but we never had a tech that has been protocol-agnostic. Therefore, the solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get folks in various stovepipes to recognize that their data is valuable to aggregate for the entire enterprise. The biggest lesson learnt for me in use case number one… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we were searching for protocol-agnostic event meshes, I wasn't the one doing the research. It was our integration domain architect. He had experienced with Solace… more»
Real User
Principal Solution Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 24 2018

What is most valuable?

I will say that, okay, we are coming from a long history as an IT company, and we have almost done queuing systems with other solutions. Moving from that implementation to something that is out-of-the-box, and the rave reviews, it was a great asset already. We didn’t have to worry about all the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The on-premise installation is very valuable to us, since we are working with a lot of companies which have a very high degree of compliance.

What needs improvement?

I believe there is too much code to be done in order to handle the elements that you develop. We choose a new feature, we would choose something that is a little more … even more out-of-the-box, and gives me the possibility to configure directly where the messages should go, instead. Also, the IBM… more»

What other advice do I have?

We also considered Apache Kafka as a solution. The main difference is that Kafka is an open-source platform.
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