AWS Fargate vs Apache NiFi comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Apache NiFi
Ranking in Compute Service
8th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
11
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
AWS Fargate
Ranking in Compute Service
6th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
8
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Compute Service category, the mindshare of Apache NiFi is 4.9%, down from 6.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of AWS Fargate is 19.3%, up from 16.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

MN
Aug 23, 2023
The product integrates with other applications easily, but it has fewer features compared to its competitors
We use the solution for data streaming We use the tool to stream live data. The end users can see the real-time data. We can integrate the tool with other applications easily. More features must be added to the product. As compared to Kafka, the tool must be improved. I have been using the…
JG
Mar 26, 2024
Offers serverless capabilities, self-managed, simplifies ease of use and integrates with other AWS services
If there are any options to manage containers, that would be good. That relates more to the cost point. For example, over the next three months, I'll be making a comparison between solutions like CAST AI and other software-as-a-service platforms that offer Kubernetes management with an emphasis on cost reduction. Instead of deploying in private, you can use CAST AI with any Kubernetes provider and any cloud, for example. This may solve scaling problems. So, if it allows you to reduce costs by four percent or more of your processing expenses, that AI-assisted Kubernetes-managed solution is something to consider. After saving on scaling using containers with a self-managed cloud cluster, I think the next step is to use an additional approach. Cloud providers may help you reduce some costs, but a specialized service focused on optimizing your Kubernetes resources in relation to your container usage could be beneficial. For example, this kind of solution allows you to not only auto-select the instances for cluster nodes based on the current processing load but also define containers that can be spot instances in terms of fault tolerance. In those cases, the solution will deploy your containers on spot instances, distribute your spot-tolerant processes across the cluster, and potentially achieve additional cost reductions. You cannot do that with something like Fargate. That's the next step for a company that needs to scale its processes to another level. Maybe that's worth considering.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature has been the range of clients and the range of connectors that we could use."
"The initial setup is very easy."
"Apache NiFi is user-friendly. Its most valuable features for handling large volumes of data include its multitude of integrated endpoints and clients and the ability to create cron jobs to run tasks at regular intervals."
"We can integrate the tool with other applications easily."
"The most valuable features of this solution are ease of use and implementation."
"The initial setup is very easy. I would rate my experience with the initial setup a ten out of ten, where one point is difficult, and ten points are easy."
"Visually, this is a good product."
"The user interface is good and makes it easy to design very popular workflows."
"If you create your deployment with a good set of rules for how to scale in, you can just set it and forget it."
"AWS Fargate is an easy-to-use tool to simplify setup. You only pay for the resources you use. If you need to quickly create, delete, or scale applications without managing resources like EC2 instances, Fargate is the best service to use."
"I like their containerization service. You can use Docker or something similar and deploy quickly without the know-how related to, for example, Kubernetes. If you use AKS or Kubernetes, then you have to have the know-how. But for Fargate, you don't need to have the know-how there. You just deploy the container or the image, and then you have the container, and you can use it as AWS takes care of the rest. This makes it easier for those getting started or if you don't have a strong DevOps team inside your organization."
"We appreciate the simple use of containers within this solution, it makes managing the containers quick and easy."
"AWS Fargate has many valuable services. It does the job with minimal trouble. It's very observable. You can see what's going on and you have logs. You have everything. You can troubleshoot it. It's affordable and it's flexible."
"The most valuable feature of Fargate is that it's self-managed. You don't have to configure your own clusters or deploy any Kubernetes clusters. This simplifies the initial deployment and scaling process."
"The most valuable feature of AWS Fargate is its ease of use."
"Fargate itself is a stable product. We are quite satisfied with its performance."
 

Cons

"We run many jobs, and there are already large tables. When we do not control NiFi on time, all reports fail for the day. So it's pretty slow to control, and it has to be improved."
"The use case templates could be more precise to typical business needs."
"There are some claims that NiFi is cloud-native but we have tested it, and it's not."
"I think the UI interface needs to be more user-friendly."
"The overall stability of this solution could be improved. In a future release, we would like to have access to more features that could be used in a parallel way. This would provide more freedom with processing."
"The tool should incorporate more tutorials for advanced use cases. It has tutorials for simple use cases."
"There should be a better way to integrate a development environment with local tools."
"More features must be added to the product."
"I heard from my team that it's not easy to predict the cost. That is the only issue we have with AWS Fargate, but I think that's acceptable. AWS Fargate isn't user-friendly. Anything related to Software as a Service or microservice architecture is not easy to implement. You're required to have DevOps from your side to implement the solution. AWS Fargate is just a temporary solution for us. When we grow to a certain level, we may use AKS for better control."
"We faced challenges in vertically scaling our workload."
"If there are any options to manage containers, that would be good. That relates more to the cost point. For example, over the next three months, I'll be making a comparison between solutions like CAST AI and other software-as-a-service platforms that offer Kubernetes management with an emphasis on cost reduction."
"I would like to see the older dashboard instead of the newer version. I don't like the new dashboard."
"AWS Fargate could improve the privileged mode containers. We had some problems and they were not able to run."
"We would like to see some improvement in the process documents that are provided with this product, particularly for auto-scaling and other configuration tools that are a bit complicated."
"The main area for improvement is the cost, which could be lowered to be more competitive with other major cloud providers."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is open-source."
"I used the tool's free version."
"It's an open-source solution."
"We use the free version of Apache NiFi."
"I rate the price of AWS Fargate a four out of five."
"We would advise that this solution has a slightly-higher price point than others on the market. There is a free plan available for start-ups, but the free and lower range licensing models do not provide the full functionality."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
18%
Computer Software Company
16%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
26%
Computer Software Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Government
5%
 

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What needs improvement with Apache NiFi?
The tool should incorporate more tutorials for advanced use cases. It has tutorials for simple use cases.
What do you like most about AWS Fargate?
The most valuable feature of Fargate is that it's self-managed. You don't have to configure your own clusters or deploy any Kubernetes clusters. This simplifies the initial deployment and scaling p...
What needs improvement with AWS Fargate?
AWS needs to work on multi-container enterprise developer components. They need to simplify that kind of setup.
What advice do you have for others considering AWS Fargate?
AWS Fargate can be used to run almost any type of application. It requires an application container, such as an application server container, a backend container for a database like MySQL, and a fr...
 

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Sample Customers

Macquarie Telecom Group, Dovestech, Slovak Telekom, Looker, Hastings Group
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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