2018-09-11T08:28:00Z

What needs improvement with Apache Kafka?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Apache Kafka.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

This solution could be made easier to manage. Compatibility with other solutions and integration with other tools can be improved. We cannot apply all of our security requirements because it is hard to upload them.

2020-04-19T07:40:31Z
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Top 20Real User

The manageability should be improved. There are lots of things we need to manage and it should have a function that enables us to manage them all cohesively. There should be a default property. It's really hard to manage all these things.

2020-04-05T09:13:00Z
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Top 10Real User

More adapters for connecting to different systems need to be available.

2020-03-30T07:58:09Z
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Top 10Real User

Kafka is complex and there is a little bit of a learning curve.

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

We're still going through the solution. Right now, I can't suggest any features that might be missing. I don't see where there can be an improvement in that regard. The speed isn't as fast as RabbitMQ, even though the solution touts itself as very quick. It could be faster. They should work to make it at least as fast as RabbitMQ. The UI is based on command line. It would be helpful if they could come up with a simpler user interface. They should make it easier to configure items on the solution. The solution would benefit from the addition of better monitoring tools.

2020-02-03T09:10:16Z
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Top 5Real User

In the next release, I would like for there to be some authorization features and HTL security. We also need bigger software and better monitoring.

2020-01-29T11:22:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If the graphical user interface was easier for the Kafka administration it would be much better. Right now, you need to use the program with a command-line interface. If the graphical user interface was easier, it could be a better product.

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

Kafka does not provide control over the message queue, so we do not know whether we are experiencing lost or duplicate messages. Better control over the message queue would be an improvement. Solutions such as ActiveMQ do afford better control. Because of this, there is sometimes a gap in the results where we have either lost messages, or there are duplicates. We have had problems when there was an imbalance because all of the messages were being sent back.

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

There is a feature that we're currently using called MirrorMaker. We use it to combine the information from different Kafka servers into another server. It's very wide and it gives a very generic scenario. I think it would be great if the possibility would exist out of the box and not as a third party. The third party is not very stable and sometimes you have problems with this component. There are some developments in newer versions and we're about to try them out, but I'm not sure if it closes the gap.

2019-12-30T06:53:00Z
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Consultant

Kafka 2.0 has been released for over a month, and I wanted to try out the new features. However, the configuration is a little bit complicated: Kafka Broker, Kafka Manager, ZooKeeper Servers, etc.

2018-09-11T08:28:00Z
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