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"The solution is better than average and some of the valuable features include efficiency and stability."

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"Their tech support is amazing; they are very good, both on and off-site.""A person with a good IT background and HTML will not have any trouble with Confluent."

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"There could be an improvement in the area of the user configuration section, it should be less developer-focused and more business user-focused."

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"It could have more themes. They should also have more reporting-oriented plugins as well. It would be great to have free custom reports that can be dispatched directly from Jira.""In Confluent, there could be a few more VPN options."

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Top Answer: The solution is better than average and some of the valuable features include efficiency and stability.
Top Answer: There could be an improvement in the area of the user configuration section, it should be less developer-focused and more business user-focused. For example, it is still not plug and play and use as… more »
Top Answer: The primary use of the solution is to implement predictive maintenance qualities.
Top Answer: A person with a good IT background and HTML will not have any trouble with Confluent.
Top Answer: I don't directly handle the licensing. My license is given to me. Therefore, I don't know the terms of the licensing or the exact costs.
Top Answer: The beginner who doesn't know how to work on HTML will struggle as when you create spaces in the Confluent, if you want to have some meeting notes or anything else, you need to know HTML and which… more »
Ranking
10th
out of 35 in Streaming Analytics
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3,377
Comparisons
3,199
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1
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Rating
6.0
6th
out of 35 in Streaming Analytics
Views
6,665
Comparisons
6,269
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2
Average Words per Review
499
Rating
8.5
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Overview

Spark Streaming makes it easy to build scalable fault-tolerant streaming applications.

Confluent Platform is the complete streaming platform for large-scale distributed environments. Unlike a traditional messaging system or stream processing API, Confluent Enterprise enables all of your interfaces to the world to be connected to and make decisions with all of your internal systems in real time.

Confluent and partner vendors offer tested and secure connectors for many popular data systems. Connectors make it quick and easy to start setting up reliable data pipelines.

Our connectors are all fully integrated with the platform, namely the schema registry.

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Sample Customers
UC Berkeley AMPLab, Amazon, Alibaba Taobao, Kenshoo, eBay Inc.
ING, Priceline.com, Nordea, Target, RBC, Tivo, Capital One, Chartboost
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company12%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Apache Spark Streaming is ranked 10th in Streaming Analytics with 1 review while Confluent is ranked 6th in Streaming Analytics with 2 reviews. Apache Spark Streaming is rated 6.0, while Confluent is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Apache Spark Streaming writes "Efficient, better then average, but overly developer-focused ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Confluent writes "Scalable, easy to use, and very stable". Apache Spark Streaming is most compared with Amazon Kinesis, Azure Stream Analytics, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Talend Data Streams and PubSub+ Event Broker, whereas Confluent is most compared with Amazon MSK, IBM Streams, Amazon Kinesis, Databricks and Qlik Replicate.

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