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"Good interface, simple to use and stable."

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"It's very easy to keep to install and it's pretty stable.""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.""The most valuable feature is that it can handle high volume.""Scalability is very good.""It's an open-source product, which means it doesn't cost us anything to use it.""The most valuable feature is the performance.""The most important feature for me is the guaranteed delivery of messages from producers to consumers.""We get amazing throughput. We don't get any delay."

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"Information on monitoring could be improved."

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"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.""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.""Kafka does not provide control over the message queue, so we do not know whether we are experiencing lost or duplicate messages.""In the next release, I would like for there to be some authorization and HTL security.""The UI is based on command line. It would be helpful if they could come up with a simpler user interface.""Kafka is complex and there is a little bit of a learning curve.""More adapters for connecting to different systems need to be available.""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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"Apache Kafka is open-source and can be used free of charge.""Kafka is open-source and it is cheaper than any other product.""Kafka is more reasonably priced than IBM MQ.""The solution is open source; it's free to use.""Apache Kafka is an open-source solution and there are no fees, but there are fees associated with confluence, which are based on subscription.""The solution is free, it is open-source."

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Anypoint MQ is an enterprise multi-tenant, cloud messaging service that performs advanced asynchronous messaging scenarios between applications. Anypoint MQ is fully integrated with Anypoint Platform, offering role based access control, client application management, and connectors.

Anypoint MQ supports hybrid use cases, IoT where you collect data from different devices, and a REST API you can use with device applications. You can also use Anypoint MQ with other application frameworks such as node.js, to communicate to queues.

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform, with the following capabilities:

  • It lets you publish and subscribe to streams of records. In this respect it is similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system.
  • It lets you store streams of records in a fault-tolerant way.
  • It lets you process streams of records as they occur.

Apache Kafka gets used for two broad classes of application:

  • Building real-time streaming data pipelines that reliably get data between systems or applications.
  • Building real-time streaming applications that transform or react to the streams of data.
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Anypoint MQ is ranked 7th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review while Apache Kafka is ranked 2nd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 16 reviews. Anypoint MQ is rated 8.0, while Apache Kafka is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Anypoint MQ writes "Great user interface saves time and makes this easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apache Kafka writes "Open source, granular message retention options, and good third party support". Anypoint MQ is most compared with ActiveMQ, IBM MQ, VMware RabbitMQ, Amazon SQS and PubSub+ Event Broker, whereas Apache Kafka is most compared with IBM MQ, ActiveMQ, PubSub+ Event Broker, Red Hat AMQ and Amazon MQ.

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