Apache Kafka Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Michael Silvi
Senior Software Engineering Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is open source software. View full review »
Sean Hickey
Solutions Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
When starting to look at a distributed message system, look for a cloud solution first. It is an easier entry point than an on-premises hardware solution. A lot of the complexity has already been taken care of. Both AWS and Azure have supported Kafka clusters that can be provisioned very easily. View full review »
Founder, CEO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Licensing issues are not applicable. Apache licensing makes it simple with almost zero cost for the software itself. View full review »
Head of Engineering
I would not subscribe to the Confluent platform, but rather stay on the free open source version. The extra cost wasn't justified. View full review »
Ivan Dyachkov
Team Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is no pricing and licensing. View full review »
Java Developer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing and pricing was handled by my management, so I don’t have much knowledge there. View full review »
Technical Lead/Project Manager(Consulting Apple Inc) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is worth the money. View full review »
Chandra Keerthy
Principal Software Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
With paid support from Confluent, you get the additional benefit of Kafka Connect. View full review »
Senior Java Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I don’t have any idea, as we use the open source version. View full review »
Jyothish Kalavoor Parambil
Hadoop Technical Lead (Assistant Consultant) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This is open source with the cost of a cluster administrator. View full review »
Piyush Ranjan
SDET II at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Since it's an open source product, there is no pricing for it. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use a community version. View full review »

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