Apache Kafka Pros and Cons

Apache Kafka Pros

RH
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
When comparing it with other messaging and integration platforms, this is one of the best rated.
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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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KS
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The processing power of Apache Kafka is good when you have requirements for high throughput and a large number of consumers.
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MS
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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JJ
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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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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LP
Owner at Binarylogicworks.com.au
The most valuable feature is the performance.
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Developer Infrastructure at Outbrain
It's very easy to keep to install and it's pretty stable.
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Assistant Professor at CHAROTAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The valuable features are the group community and support.
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Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Resiliency is great and also the fact that it handles different data formats.
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Apache Kafka Cons

RH
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The model where you create the integration or the integration scenario needs improvement.
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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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KS
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
They need to have a proper portal to do everything because, at this moment, Kafka is lagging in this regard.
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MS
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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JJ
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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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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LP
Owner at Binarylogicworks.com.au
Kafka is complex and there is a little bit of a learning curve.
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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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Assistant Professor at CHAROTAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The solution can improve by having automation for developers. We have done many manual calculations and it has been difficult but if it was automated it would be much better.
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Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Some vendors don't offer extra features for monitoring.
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Learn what your peers think about Apache Kafka. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
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