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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Hive

I would say the best area where Hive can and should be implemented is in the time and project tracking systems. What I would not use Hive for is invoice tracking or financial information as pertains to the business. Also, using Hive in replacement for an external messaging system similar to Slack is not advisable. The app and the messenger feature are just not there yet.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Apache Kafka
Hive
6.5
Task Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.3
Resource Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.0
Gantt Charts
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.0
Scheduling
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.5
Workflow Automation
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.0
Team Collaboration
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.0
Document Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.0
Email integration
Apache Kafka
Hive
3.5
Mobile Access
Apache Kafka
Hive
4.0
Timesheet Tracking
Apache Kafka
Hive
4.0
Change request and Case Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
4.0
Budget and Expense Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Apache Kafka
Hive
3.3
Quotes/estimates
Apache Kafka
Hive
4.0
Invoicing
Apache Kafka
Hive
3.0
Project & financial reporting
Apache Kafka
Hive
3.0
Integration with accounting software
Apache Kafka
Hive
3.0

Pros

Apache Kafka

  • High volume/performance throughput environments
  • Low latency projects
  • Multiple consumers for the same data, reprocessing, long-lasting information
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Hive

  • Time tracking.
  • Project flow tracking.
  • Information integration.
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Cons

Apache Kafka

  • 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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Hive

  • The Hive chat.
  • Billing transparency.
  • Ticket and Software adjustments including the Hive App.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Hive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apache Kafka

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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Hive

I like Hive better than Trello. Hive is definitely more user-friendly, but Trello had nice shortcuts that I miss in Hive. I would like to organize my board with just one click.
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Return on Investment

Apache Kafka

  • Easier deployment and horizontal scalability
  • Messaging cost reduction
  • Developments require adaptation and some paradigm shift to interoperate with Kafka
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Hive

  • Workflow Management will help you better move your projects along which saves time and money.
  • Time tracking will allow you to better manage the hours and keep your contractors accountable.
  • Overall visibility of projects allow you to keep your margins down and combat "bleeding" and hidden costs or surprises.
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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

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

Hive

General

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

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