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Pros
"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."

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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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Cons
"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."

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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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"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: Databricks is an easy-to-set-up and versatile tool for data management, analysis, and business analytics. For analytics teams that have to interpret data to further the business goals of their… more »
Top Answer: In terms of pricing, you can't compare it to open source solutions. It would be higher compared to open source, of course, however, with the support and everything you're getting, I would say the… more »
Top Answer: With Azure specifically, the drawback is it is a very Azure-specific product. You can't connect it to external things out of Azure. For example, Spark or Databricks can be used in any cloud and can be… more »
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
5th
out of 38 in Streaming Analytics
Views
7,401
Comparisons
6,475
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
795
Rating
8.0
6th
out of 38 in Streaming Analytics
Views
7,368
Comparisons
6,889
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
499
Rating
8.5
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Overview
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.

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
Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
ING, Priceline.com, Nordea, Target, RBC, Tivo, Capital One, Chartboost
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Stream Analytics vs. Confluent and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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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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