We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"MSK has a private network that's an out-of-box feature."
"Provides deep integration with other Azure resources."
"The most valuable features are the IoT hub and the Blob storage."
"Real-time analytics is the most valuable feature of this solution. I can send the collected data to Power BI in real time."
"I like the IoT part. We have mostly used Azure Stream Analytics services for it"
"The solution has a lot of functionality that can be pushed out to companies."
"It should be more flexible, integration-wise."
"If something goes wrong, it's very hard to investigate what caused it and why."
"There may be some issues when connecting with Microsoft Power BI because we are providing the input and output commands, and there's a chance of it being delayed while connecting."
"It is not complex, but it requires some development skills. When the data is sent from Azure Stream Analytics to Power BI, I don't have the access to modify the data. I can't customize or edit the data or do some queries. All queries need to be done in the Azure Stream Analytics."
"The collection and analysis of historical data could be better."
"The solution offers a free trial, however, it is too short."
"The cost of this solution is less than competitors such as Amazon or Google Cloud."
Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed service that enables you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. Amazon MSK provides the control-plane operations, such as those for creating, updating, and deleting clusters.
Amazon MSK is ranked 8th in Streaming Analytics with 1 review while Azure Stream Analytics is ranked 5th in Streaming Analytics with 5 reviews. Amazon MSK is rated 8.0, while Azure Stream Analytics is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon MSK writes "Allows you to build and run applications easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Stream Analytics writes "A serverless scalable event processing engine with a valuable IoT feature". Amazon MSK is most compared with Confluent, Amazon Kinesis, Google Cloud Dataflow, Apache Flink and Apache Spark Streaming, whereas Azure Stream Analytics is most compared with Databricks, Apache Spark, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark Streaming and Apache Storm.
See our list of best Streaming Analytics vendors.
We monitor all Streaming Analytics reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.