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Apache Kafka Pros

KS
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The processing power of Apache Kafka is good when you have requirements for high throughput and a large number of consumers.
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DS
Principal Technology Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
With Kafka, events and streaming are persistent, and multiple subscribers can consume the data. This is an advantage of Kafka compared to simple queue-based solutions.
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DP
Sr Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the stream API, consumer groups, and the way that the scaling takes place.
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Apache Kafka
September 2022
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Mario Estrada - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Estrada & Consultores
The solution is very easy to set up.
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SP
CEO at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The high availability is valuable. It is robust, and we can rely on it for a huge amount of data.
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Salvatore Campana - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & Founder at XAUTOMATA TECHNOLOGY GmbH
The stability is very nice. We currently manage 50 million events daily.
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YL
Vice President at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
It is the performance that is really meaningful.
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Mukulit Bhati - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at InsightGeeks Solutions Pvt.
Its availability is brilliant.
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SK
Barista Brewing Espresso at Linkedln
Good horizontal scaling and design.
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Ravi Kuppusamy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO and Founder at BAssure Solutions
Apache Kafka has good integration capabilities and has plenty of adapters in its ecosystem if you want to build something. There are adapters for many platforms, such as Java, Azure, and Microsoft's ecosystem. Other solutions, such as Pulsar have fewer adapters available.
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Apache Kafka Cons

KS
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
They need to have a proper portal to do everything because, at this moment, Kafka is lagging in this regard.
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DS
Principal Technology Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Kafka's interface could also use some work. Some of our products are in C, and we don't have any libraries to use with C. From an interface perspective, we had a library from the readies. And we are streaming some of the products we built to readies. That is one of the requirements. It would be good to have those libraries available in a future release for our C++ clients or public libraries, so we can include them in our product and build on that.
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DP
Sr Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
would like to see real-time event-based consumption of messages rather than the traditional way through a loop. The traditional messaging system works by listing and looping with a small wait to check to see what the messages are. A push system is where you have something that is ready to receive a message and when the message comes in and hits the partition, it goes straight to the consumer versus the consumer having to pull. I believe this consumer approach is something they are working on and may come in an upcoming release. However, that is message consumption versus message listening.
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Buyer's Guide
Apache Kafka
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Apache Kafka. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Mario Estrada - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Estrada & Consultores
While the solution scales well and easily, you need to understand your future needs and prep for the peaks.
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SP
CEO at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The price for the enterprise version is quite high. It would be better to have a lower price.
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Salvatore Campana - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & Founder at XAUTOMATA TECHNOLOGY GmbH
The repository isn't working very well. It's not user friendly.
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YL
Vice President at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
More Windows support, I believe, is one area where it can improve.
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Mukulit Bhati - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at InsightGeeks Solutions Pvt.
The support on Apache Kafka could be improved.
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SK
Barista Brewing Espresso at Linkedln
Lacks elasticity and the ability to scale down.
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Ravi Kuppusamy - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO and Founder at BAssure Solutions
Pulsar gives more scalability to an even grouping, but Apache Kafka is used more if you want to send something in a time series-based. If this does not matter to you then Pulsar could be more customizable. Apache Kafka is nothing but a streaming system with local storage.
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Buyer's Guide
Apache Kafka
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Apache Kafka. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.