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Apache Kafka

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Apache Kafka

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Anypoint Platform

I'm using Mulesoft platform as pure ESB and not for back end features and is more flexible than other platforms. It enables the company to develop very complex integration architecture in few months, being able to modify or scale it in few steps, with not-so-expert developers and not-so-detailed technical documentation.
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Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is extremely well suited in near real-time scenarios, high volume or multi-location projects. It can solve escalation problems for a fraction of the cost other solutions do and it has the flexibility of open source scenarios.
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Pros

  • Open Source (even if there is no datamapper is not free).
  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is a Java product
  • We can use Maven to build projects and its dependencies
  • In MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Studio, we can build an API Management solution also.
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  • High volume/performance throughput environments
  • Low latency projects
  • Multiple consumers for the same data, reprocessing, long-lasting information
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Cons

  • The license is very expensive (for a big organization, it is very recommended to have an Enterprise License)
  • In a data flow, only one object contains all activities data (input/output)
  • Sometimes we have to write xml because the graphical designer of flows is not responsive.
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  • Still a bit inmature, some clients have required recoding in the last few versions
  • New feaures coming very fast, several upgrades a year may be required
  • Not many commercial companies provide support
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Kafka is quickly becoming core product of the organization, indeed it is replacing older messaging systems. No better alternatives found yet
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Usability

Anypoint Platform8.0
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simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Alternatives Considered

API led architecture focus with a decent API ecosystem for developer collaboration, policy management and declarative implementation. Batch processing, visualization, Anypoint MQ and ObjectStore leave a lot to be explored. Multiple deployment models make it worth considering.
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Kafka is faster and more scalable, also "free" as opensource (albeit we deploy using a commercial distribution). Infrastructure tends to be cheaper. On the other hand, projects must adapt to Kafka APIs that sometimes change and BAU increases until a major 1.x version comes out and adds stability to the product.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced Development Cost
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  • Easier deployment and horizontal scalability
  • Messaging cost reduction
  • Developments require adaptation and some paradigm shift to interoperate with Kafka
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Anypoint Platform

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Apache Kafka

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