Apache Kafka Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Melvin Ramos
Real User
Director of Data and Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

I appreciate many features including queue, topic, durable topic, and selectors. I also value a different support for different protocols such as… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use this product to provide us with a real time solution. It has helped us find ways to: * Message or pass data, aside from hitting and saving… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following improvements: * The way it stores data * Needs to focus on a certain facet and be good at it, instead of handling… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to deploy Apache Kafka, as it was best for big data.

What other advice do I have?

For what and where it is used, depending on the project, it will be very good. For example, if I need to use a web application that will have… more»
Anonymous User
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… 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… 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.
Anonymous User
Real User
VP of Software at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Guaranteed message delivery, queuing, and low latency delivery.

How has it helped my organization?

This allowed us to create a resilient network and independently scale various parts of the system dynamically as the… more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area we struggled with was operations troubleshooting. We were running a pretty big cluster and ended up with… more»

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

We used the open source implementation and did not need to pay for support.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We evaluated a variety of message products and found that for the feature set RabbitMQ was the best.

What other advice do I have?

You really need to have or train Erlang expertise. The Erlang tools will become the best way to troubleshoot misbehaving… more»
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