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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka

Despite the disadvantages I list, I really believe that Kafka is the right choice whenever you need a queueing or message broker system. Kafka is way too battle-tested and scales too well to ever not consider it. The only exception is if your use case requires many, many small topics. Also, Kafka doesn't support delay queues out of the box and so you will need to "hack" it through special code on the consumer side.
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Hive

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Apache Kafka
Hive
7.2
Task Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.7
Resource Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.3
Gantt Charts
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.7
Scheduling
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.2
Workflow Automation
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.8
Team Collaboration
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Apache Kafka
Hive
7.3
Document Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
8.3
Email integration
Apache Kafka
Hive
6.0
Mobile Access
Apache Kafka
Hive
5.5
Timesheet Tracking
Apache Kafka
Hive
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
6.3
Budget and Expense Management
Apache Kafka
Hive
6.2

Professional Services Automation

Apache Kafka
Hive
5.6
Quotes/estimates
Apache Kafka
Hive
6.0
Invoicing
Apache Kafka
Hive
5.3
Project & financial reporting
Apache Kafka
Hive
5.7
Integration with accounting software
Apache Kafka
Hive
5.3

Pros

Apache Kafka

  • Apache Kafka is able to handle a large number of I/Os (writes) using 3-4 cheap servers.
  • It scales very well over large workloads and can handle extreme-scale deployments (eg. Linkedin with 300 billion user events each day).
  • The same Kafka setup can be used as a messaging bus, storage system or a log aggregator making it easy to maintain as one system feeding multiple applications.
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Hive

  • I am able to assign projects to specific individuals.
  • We are able to comment on projects with each other through Hive.
  • I can forward emails directly to Hive to create projects.
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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

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
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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
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Usability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hive

Hive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
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Support

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We use Heroku to host Pulsar and they have tons of Kafka experts that have helped us tune every little setting and give us advice via email or live chat (if you pay for premium support).
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Hive

Hive 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Kafka

Confluent Cloud is still based on Apache Kafka but it has a subscription fee so, from a long term perspective, it is wiser to deploy your own Kafka instance that spans public and private cloud. Amazon Kinesis, Google Cloud Pub/Sub do not do well for a very number of messages and doesn't provide ordering guarantees as Apache Kafka or Confluent. Apache Kafka does better in scaling and availability than IBM MQ and Rabbit MQ.
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Hive

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
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Return on Investment

Apache Kafka

  • Kafka is free
  • Speeds up ingest
  • Faster for UI to get data
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Hive

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

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

Hive

General

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

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