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Pros
"MSK has a private network that's an out-of-box feature."

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"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."

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Cons
"It should be more flexible, integration-wise."

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"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."

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"The cost of this solution is less than competitors such as Amazon or Google Cloud."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: MSK has a private network that's an out-of-box feature.
Top Answer: MSK should be easier to integrate with other solutions. It should be more flexible, integration-wise. MSK has a private network that's an out-of-the-box feature. For our case, we needed something… more »
Top Answer: Behind the scenes, we use Kafka. We tried using MSK to collect old data surrounding inventory from e-commerce websites, for example.
Top Answer: The product does have a free trial offer, however, it is much too short. It's only 14 days and that's not enough time to run a proper POC.
Top Answer: While it depends on the business scenario, in some cases AWS offers better features. It's hard to speak to missing features at it really depends on the business case. However, in general, it has all… more »
Top Answer: The company I'm working for is basically one of the biggest companies in the entire Gulf region, including Dubai, Qatar, and Oman. Our core domain is providing logistics. They have different… more »
Ranking
8th
out of 32 in Streaming Analytics
Views
4,299
Comparisons
4,132
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
410
Rating
8.0
5th
out of 32 in Streaming Analytics
Views
6,296
Comparisons
5,511
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
744
Rating
8.2
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Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka
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Overview

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.

AzureStream Analytics is a fully managed event-processing engine that lets you set up real-time analytic computations on streaming data.The data can come from devices, sensors, web sites, social media feeds, applications, infrastructure systems, and more.
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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company17%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Retailer6%
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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.

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