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Pros
"MSK has a private network that's an out-of-box feature."

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"The most valuable features of Google Cloud Dataflow are the integration, it's very simple if you have the complete stack, which we are using. It is overall very easy to use, user-friendly friendly, and cost-effective if you know how to use it. The solution is very flexible for programmers, if you know how to do scripts or program in Python or any other language, it's extremely easy to use."

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Cons
"It should be more flexible, integration-wise."

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"Google Cloud Data Flow can improve by having full simple integration with Kafka topics. It's not that complicated, but it could improve a bit. The UI is easy to use but the experience could be better. There are other tools available that do a better job."

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  • "The price of the solution depends on many factors, such as how they pay for tools in the company and its size."
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    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka
    Google Dataflow
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    Overview

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed service that enables you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. Amazon MSK provides the control-plane operations, such as those for creating, updating, and deleting clusters.

    Google Dataflow is a unified programming model and a managed service for developing and executing a wide range of data processing patterns including ETL, batch computation, and continuous computation. Cloud Dataflow frees you from operational tasks like resource management and performance optimization.
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer9%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Amazon MSK is ranked 8th in Streaming Analytics with 1 review while Google Cloud Dataflow is ranked 9th in Streaming Analytics with 1 review. Amazon MSK is rated 8.0, while Google Cloud Dataflow is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon MSK writes "Allows you to build and run applications easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Dataflow writes "Easy to use for programmers, user-friendly, and scalable". Amazon MSK is most compared with Confluent, Amazon Kinesis, Azure Stream Analytics, Databricks and Spring Cloud Data Flow, whereas Google Cloud Dataflow is most compared with Apache NiFi, Apache Flink, Amazon Kinesis, Databricks and Azure Stream Analytics.

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