We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The design of the product is extremely well built and it is highly configurable."
"The most valuable feature that we are using is the data replication between the data centers allowing us to configure a disaster recovery or software. However, is it's not mandatory to use and because most of the features that we use are from Apache Kafka, such as end-to-end encryption. Internally, we can develop our own kind of product or service from Apache Kafka."
"A person with a good IT background and HTML will not have any trouble with Confluent."
"Kafka Connect framework is valuable for connecting to the various source systems where code doesn't need to be written."
"Their tech support is amazing; they are very good, both on and off-site."
"Performance and flexibility-wise, they're very user-friendly."
"there is room for improvement in the visualization."
"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."
"It would help if the knowledge based documents in the support portal could be available for public use as well."
"They should remove Zookeeper because of security issues."
"In Confluent, there could be a few more VPN options."
"The initial setup was not very straightforward. Not complex, but not very simple either."
"Confluent is expensive, I would prefer, Apache Kafka over Confluent because of the high cost of maintenance."
"You have to pay additional for one or two features."
"Comparatively, their prices are a little bit too high."
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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.
Informatica Data Integration Hub empowers large organizations to embrace change and the opportunities of new applications and analytics systems, while managing storage in Hadoop as well as relational database and file store options. The centralized modern hubbased architecture is the foundation for agile and managed enterprise data integration. As the first to apply a publish/subscribe model to data integration linking big data, cloud, and traditional systems, Informatica delivers productivity and intelligent automation without compromising control.
Confluent is ranked 6th in Streaming Analytics with 5 reviews while Informatica Data Integration Hub is ranked 32nd in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Confluent is rated 8.4, while Informatica Data Integration Hub is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Confluent writes "Scalable, flexible, open source solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica Data Integration Hub writes "A centralized repository for orchestrating and sharing data but performance can be a little slow". Confluent is most compared with Amazon MSK, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Glue and Lenses.io, whereas Informatica Data Integration Hub is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, AWS Database Migration Service, Palantir Foundry, Azure Data Factory and Mule Anypoint Platform.
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