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Apache Kafka vs. Aurea CX Messenger
July 2022
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"Good horizontal scaling and design.""The most valuable features are the stream API, consumer groups, and the way that the scaling takes place.""valuable features relate to microservices architecture and working on KStream and KSQL DB as a microservices event bus.""Robust and delivers messages quickly.""The high availability is valuable. It is robust, and we can rely on it for a huge amount of data.""The valuable features are the group community and support.""Kafka is an open-source tool that's easy to use in our country, and the command line interface is powerful.""The stability is very nice. We currently manage 50 million events daily."

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"The solution is highly scalable, this is very important for us. It can handle a lot of messages.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it is very easy to develop. Most of it is graphical, but we also have the option to add any custom call that you need."

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"While the solution scales well and easily, you need to understand your future needs and prep for the peaks.""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.""Prioritization of messages in Apache Kafka could improve.""Something that could be improved is having an interface to monitor the consuming rate.""The management overhead is more compared to the messaging system. There are challenges here and there. Like for long usage, it requires restarts and nodes from time to time.""The price for the enterprise version is quite high. It would be better to have a lower price.""Kafka has a lot of monitors, but sometimes it's most important to just have a simple monitor.""Some vendors don't offer extra features for monitoring."

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"I don't know if the last version has the cloud option, but maybe that could be good. That could be something that is included.""Aurea CX Messenger could improve by making better use of the new APIs"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Apache Kafka is an open-source solution and there are no fees, but there are fees associated with confluence, which are based on subscription."
  • "The solution is free, it is open-source."
  • "Apache Kafka is free."
  • "The price for the enterprise version is quite high. For on-premise, there is an annual fee, which starts at 60,000 euros, but it is usually higher than 100,000 euros. The cost for a project including the subscription is usually between 100,000 to 200,000 euros. The cost also depends on the level of support. There are two different levels of support."
  • "We use the free version."
  • "This is an open-source version."
  • "It's a bit cheaper compared to other Q applications."
  • "Apache Kafka is an open-sourced solution. There are fees if you want the support, and I would recommend it for enterprises. There are annual subscriptions available."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Apache Kafka is open source and can be used for free. It has very good log management and has a way to store the data used for analytics. Apache Kafka is very good if you have a high number of users… more »
    Top Answer:What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract data.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is highly scalable, this is very important for us. It can handle a lot of messages.
    Top Answer:I have been working with this tool for the last 14 years, so I've been seeing how it has evolved. What I'm seeing is that it is less expensive than other options, but I am not too involved in that.
    Top Answer:Aurea CX Messenger could improve by making better use of the new APIs
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    CX Messenger Enterprise, Aurea Sonic ESB, Aurea Sonic, Aurea Sonic MQ
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    Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform, with the following capabilities:

    • It lets you publish and subscribe to streams of records. In this respect it is similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system.
    • It lets you store streams of records in a fault-tolerant way.
    • It lets you process streams of records as they occur.

    Apache Kafka gets used for two broad classes of application:

    • Building real-time streaming data pipelines that reliably get data between systems or applications.
    • Building real-time streaming applications that transform or react to the streams of data.

    CX Messenger lets your technology keep pace with your business. Aurea’s industry leading Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) lets you adapt and change your infrastructure with plug-and-play speed and ease.

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    Sample Customers
    Uber, Netflix, Activision, Spotify, Slack, Pinterest
    Heathrow, HomeServe, Paypal, Freedom Mortgage
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Apache Kafka vs. Aurea CX Messenger
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Kafka vs. Aurea CX Messenger and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Apache Kafka is ranked 2nd in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 22 reviews while Aurea CX Messenger is ranked 11th in Message Queue (MQ) Software with 2 reviews. Apache Kafka is rated 7.8, while Aurea CX Messenger is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Apache Kafka writes "Open source, granular message retention options, and good third party support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aurea CX Messenger writes "Easy to develop and easy to run". Apache Kafka is most compared with IBM MQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon SQS, Red Hat AMQ and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS, whereas Aurea CX Messenger is most compared with IBM MQ and Mule ESB. See our Apache Kafka vs. Aurea CX Messenger report.

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