"The most valuable feature that we are using is the data replication between the data centers allowing us to configure a disaster recovery or software. However, is it's not mandatory to use and because most of the features that we use are from Apache Kafka, such as end-to-end encryption. Internally, we can develop our own kind of product or service from Apache Kafka."
"A person with a good IT background and HTML will not have any trouble with Confluent."
"Their tech support is amazing; they are very good, both on and off-site."
"Kafka Connect framework is valuable for connecting to the various source systems where code doesn't need to be written."
"With Confluent Cloud we no longer need to handle the infrastructure and the plumbing, which is a concern for Confluent. The other advantage is that all portfolios have access to the data that is being shared."
"The design of the product is extremely well built and it is highly configurable."
"The most useful functions of Qlik Replicate are the data manipulation to transformations."
"A valuable feature of Qlik Replicate is that you do not need ETL. It's easy to use—you choose two systems and it automatically replicates them. Even if there is no CDC available, if you insert it and update it, and there is nothing to find out, then you can use Qlik Replicate. It's a good product."
"It enables us to transform data at the latest stage rather than in ETL loads, so it's more ELT which is one of the advantages. It is also in near real-time, which brings significant advantage for our embedded analytics approach."
"It could have more themes. They should also have more reporting-oriented plugins as well. It would be great to have free custom reports that can be dispatched directly from Jira."
"Currently, in the early stages, I see a gap on the security side. If you are using the SaaS version, we would like to get a fuller, more secure solution that can be adopted right out of the box. Confluence could do a better job sharing best practices or a reusable pattern that others have used, especially for companies that can not afford to hire professional services from Confluent."
"In Confluent, there could be a few more VPN options."
"They should remove Zookeeper because of security issues."
"It would help if the knowledge based documents in the support portal could be available for public use as well."
"there is room for improvement in the visualization."
"This product could be improved by providing more insight regarding errors. One of our customers that uses Qlik Replicate has had an issue. We tried to debug it, but we could not trace the error message. The infrastructure site should give us more insight about errors. Qlik Replicate is not a business solution, it's an IT solution. The reporting tools and bug site should be improved."
"In the next release, I would like to see closer integration with data catalyst."
"When you remote into it the Qlik Replicate UI a lot of times it just freezes. We set up the EC2, to allow them to go to the server and click on the Replicate icon, it just opens up and just sits there. At that point, we have to go into the EC2 and then reboot the server. This should be fixed, it is frustrating."
Confluent Platform is the complete streaming platform for large-scale distributed environments. Unlike a traditional messaging system or stream processing API, Confluent Enterprise enables all of your interfaces to the world to be connected to and make decisions with all of your internal systems in real time.
Confluent and partner vendors offer tested and secure connectors for many popular data systems. Connectors make it quick and easy to start setting up reliable data pipelines.
Our connectors are all fully integrated with the platform, namely the schema registry.
Qlik Replicate empowers organizations to accelerate data real-time replication, ingestion and streaming via change data capture, across a wide range of heterogeneous databases, data warehouses and data lake platforms.
Confluent is ranked 6th in Streaming Analytics with 6 reviews while Qlik Replicate is ranked 19th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews. Confluent is rated 8.2, while Qlik Replicate is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Confluent writes "All portfolios have access to the data that is being shared but there is a gap on the security side". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Replicate writes "Effective transformation, beneficial data manipulation, but user interfaces could improve". Confluent is most compared with Amazon MSK, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Glue, Lenses.io and Databricks, whereas Qlik Replicate is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, AWS Database Migration Service, Qlik Compose, HVR Software and Azure Data Factory.
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