We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Technical support is pretty helpful."
"I like the way the UI looks, and the real-time analytics service is aligned to this. That can be helpful if I have to use this on a production service."
"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."
"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."
"Early in the process, we had some issues with stability."
"Sometimes when we connect Power BI, there is a delay or it throws up some errors, so we're not sure."
"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."
"The cost of this solution is less than competitors such as Amazon or Google Cloud."
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.
Azure Stream Analytics is ranked 5th in Streaming Analytics with 7 reviews while Confluent is ranked 6th in Streaming Analytics with 2 reviews. Azure Stream Analytics is rated 8.0, while Confluent is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Stream Analytics writes "A serverless scalable event processing engine with a valuable IoT feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Confluent writes "Scalable, easy to use, and very stable". Azure Stream Analytics is most compared with Databricks, Apache Spark, Apache Flink and Apache Spark Streaming, whereas Confluent is most compared with Amazon MSK, Amazon Kinesis, IBM Streams, Databricks and Lenses.io. See our Azure Stream Analytics vs. Confluent report.
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