Apache Kafka Pros and Cons

Apache Kafka Pros

OnurTokat
Senior Big Data Developer | Cloudera at Dilisim
Kafka provides us with a way to store the data used for analytics. That's the big selling point. There's very good log management.
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reviewer1304505
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The stream processing is a very valuable aspect of the solution for us.
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reviewer1247268
Technology Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that it can handle high volume.
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MoulaliNaguri
Project Engineer at Wipro Technologies
It's an open-source product, which means it doesn't cost us anything to use it.
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Lakshmanan Panneerselvam
Owner at Binarylogicworks.com.au
The most valuable feature is the performance.
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SergeyGoncharov
Developer Infrastructure at Outbrain
It's very easy to keep to install and it's pretty stable.
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reviewer998961
Enterprice Architect
The most important feature for me is the guaranteed delivery of messages from producers to consumers.
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Mukulit Bhati
Product Manager at Insightgeeks
We get amazing throughput. We don't get any delay.
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AhmadMasamreh
IBMi/MIMIX Administrator at Arab Bank
It is easy to configure.
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RABBAHMahmoud
Senior Technical Architect at RABBAH SOFT
Scalability is very good.
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Apache Kafka Cons

OnurTokat
Senior Big Data Developer | Cloudera at Dilisim
If the graphical user interface was easier for the Kafka administration it would be much better. Right now, you need to use the program with the command-line interface. If the graphical user interface was easier, it could be a better product.
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reviewer1304505
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution could always add a few more features to enhance its usage.
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reviewer1247268
Technology Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Kafka does not provide control over the message queue, so we do not know whether we are experiencing lost or duplicate messages.
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MoulaliNaguri
Project Engineer at Wipro Technologies
The UI is based on command line. It would be helpful if they could come up with a simpler user interface.
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Lakshmanan Panneerselvam
Owner at Binarylogicworks.com.au
Kafka is complex and there is a little bit of a learning curve.
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SergeyGoncharov
Developer Infrastructure at Outbrain
The third party is not very stable and sometimes you have problems with this component. There are some developments in newer versions and we're about to try them out, but I'm not sure if it closes the gap.
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reviewer998961
Enterprice Architect
More adapters for connecting to different systems need to be available.
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Mukulit Bhati
Product Manager at Insightgeeks
The manageability should be improved. There are lots of things we need to manage and it should have a function that enables us to manage them all cohesively.
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AhmadMasamreh
IBMi/MIMIX Administrator at Arab Bank
We cannot apply all of our security requirements because it is hard to upload them.
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RABBAHMahmoud
Senior Technical Architect at RABBAH SOFT
In the next release, I would like for there to be some authorization and HTL security.
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Learn what your peers think about Apache Kafka. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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