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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis is a great replacement for Kafka and it works better whenever the components of the solution are AWS based. Best if extended fan-out is not required, but still price-performance ratio is very good for simplifying maintenance.
I would go with a different option if the systems to be connected are legacy, for instance in the case of traditional messaging clients.
Francisco Javier Castañeda Marroquín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub is well suited in Google Compute Engine instances. Large sets of data can be distributed efficiently. It is based on topic, subscription, message concepts. So, an application can place an order on a topic and can be processed by groups of workers. Lots of processing and augmentation has to open before the data goes into Pub. If we want all of the augmentation to be done in BigQuery, then it is a big headache. In our present scenario, it is very time-consuming and needs improvement/tweaks.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Streaming Analytics

Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Real-Time Data Analysis
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Visualization Dashboards
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Low Latency
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Integrated Development Tools
Amazon Kinesis
9.5
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Data wrangling and preparation
Amazon Kinesis
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Linear Scale-Out
Amazon Kinesis
7.9
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Machine Learning Automation
Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Data Enrichment
Amazon Kinesis
6.6
Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Pros

Amazon Kinesis

  • Processing huge loads of data
  • Integrating well with IoT Platform on Amazon
  • Integration with overall AWS Ecosystem
  • Scalability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • Highly scalable.
  • Queues messages for up to 7 days if not acknowledged.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Kinesis

  • I am finding it difficult to think of what could be improved!
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • I can't think of missing functionality, but added functionality is always nice!
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very versatile tool and is easy to use. With the support of Amazon, it can be configured very quickly and integrated into any project that needs processing and the analysis of data, photos, and videos in real-time. It is very useful for security because when analyzing data in real-time it is easier to avoid fraud. I have not had any problems when implementing this tool, it is very intuitive and I can access the platform from any device that includes a web browser.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent documentation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis 8.6
Based on 3 answers
The documentation was confusing and lacked examples. The streams suddenly stopped working with no explanation and there was no information in the logs. All these were more difficult when dealing with enhanced fan-out. In fact, we were about to abort the usage of Kinesis due to a misunderstanding with enhanced fan-out.
Francisco Javier Castañeda Marroquín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub 7.2
Based on 4 answers
The support is a big concern for Google Cloud Pub/Sub. It is not that mature when compared to many of its competitors like RabbitMQ. So, support has to be good. Mostly the support team would be on radio silence and constantly changing contacts which are not good signs considering the brand name.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Kinesis

Actually we didn't select Kinesis, we were forced into using it because SQS wasn't yet supported by Lambda. Unlike Kinesis, SQS supports both FIFO and standard queues which let us control order of events processed, as well as handle retry logic, failover logic, and set up CloudWatch Alarms when we have too many events in our backlog. It also lets us know when something didn't process properly and we can alert DevOps to that issue and/or retry the processes automatically.With SQS, we have much more visibility then we ever did with Kinesis. This is very important to our use cases, as we aren't processing millions of events per second, but for us every event is very important.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

We considered several messaging platforms including Kafka and Kinesis but both would have required more developer work and didn't integrate as nicely with our ecosystem. RabbitMQ is another messaging platform I've researched and prototyped on; it also would have required more developer time to implement as well but might be a good alternative for a hobbyist or a team looking for more customization.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Kinesis

  • Significantly reduced the cost of our IoT platform, compared to other Cloud providers.
  • Better user experience.
  • Enabled real "real-time analytics."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • Allowed the use of specialized VMs
  • Saves costs and time
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Kinesis

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Kinesis Editions & Modules

Edition
Shard Hour$0.0151
PUT Payload$0.0142
  1. Per Hour
  2. per 1,000,000 units
Additional Pricing Details

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Cloud Pub/Sub Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Kinesis
9.2
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
7.9

Usability

Amazon Kinesis
9.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
8.0

Support Rating

Amazon Kinesis
8.6
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
7.2

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