Compare Apache Kafka vs. Red Hat AMQ

Apache Kafka is ranked 3rd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 2 reviews while Red Hat AMQ is ranked 6th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 1 review. Apache Kafka is rated 8.0, while Red Hat AMQ is rated 4.0. The top reviewer of Apache Kafka writes "Its publisher-subscriber pattern has allowed our applications to access and consume data in real time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat AMQ writes "Scalable to a point, but the product is not stable and technical support needs to be improved". Apache Kafka is most compared with IBM MQ, ActiveMQ and Solace PubSub+, whereas Red Hat AMQ is most compared with ActiveMQ, Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ.
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It eases our current data flow and framework.I like the performance and reliability of Kafka. I needed a data streaming buffer that could handle thousands of messages per second with at least one processing point for an analytics pipeline. Kafka fits this requirement very well.

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My impression is that it is average in terms of scalability.

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Kafka 2.0 has been released for over a month, and I wanted to try out the new features. However, the configuration is a little bit complicated: Kafka Broker, Kafka Manager, ZooKeeper Servers, etc.As an open-source project, Kafka is still fairly young and has not yet built out the stability and features that other open-source projects have acquired over the many years. If done correctly, Kafka can also take over the stream-processing space that technologies such as Apache Storm cover.

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There are several areas in this solution that need improvement, including clustering multi-nodes and message ordering.

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Also Known As
Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, Red Hat JBoss AMQ
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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.

To respond to business demands quickly and efficiently, you need a way to integrate the applications and data spread across your enterprise. Red Hat JBoss A-MQ—based on the Apache ActiveMQ open source project—is a flexible, high-performance messaging platform that delivers information reliably, enabling real-time integration and connecting the Internet of Things (IoT).

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E*TRADE, CERN, CenturyLink, AECOM, Sabre Holdings
Top Industries
Media Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Logistics Company13%
Financial Services Firm27%
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider6%
Software R&D Company52%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company9%
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