2020-01-12T07:22:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Apache Kafka?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5Real User

Apache Kafka is free. My clients were using Confluent which provides high-quality support and services, and it was relatively expensive for our client. There was a lot of back and forth on negotiating the price. Confluent has an offering that has Cloud-Based pricing. There are different packages, prices, and capabilities. The highest level being the most expensive. AWS provides services to their market, for example, to have Kafka running. I do not know what the pricing is and I am fairly confident, Azure and GCP provide similar services.

2021-06-26T01:12:49Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing for this solution is pay-as-you-use.

2021-05-12T12:29:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Apache Kafka is an open-source solution and there are no fees, but there are fees associated with confluence, which are based on subscription.

2020-08-19T07:57:37Z
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Consultant

The solution is open source; it's free to use.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Real User

Kafka is more reasonably priced than IBM MQ.

2020-03-30T07:58:09Z
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Real User

Kafka is open-source and it is cheaper than any other product.

2020-03-30T07:58:07Z
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Top 20Real User

It's an open-source product, so the pricing isn't an issue. It's free to use. We don't have costs associated with it.

2020-02-03T09:10:16Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm unaware of the costs surrounding licensing and setup.

2020-01-19T06:38:00Z
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Vendor

Apache Kafka is open-source and can be used free of charge.

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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