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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

While the Anypoint Platform is a newcomer to API management tools, it still manages to be feature-rich and offers many resources for both API development and deployment needs.Pros:
  • Intuitive user interface. It's extremely easy to locate API information and consume analytic information. - Easy to do create new APIs via RAML. - Fast and easy deployments and updates. - Wide range of connectors.
Cons:
  • Customer support can be a bit slow and hard to reach. - Developer Portals for APIs do not allow for much customization. - If you manage a lot of APIs, it is hard to keep track and administer APIs since tables do not let you sort using API request date and other variables.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
7.8
Pre-built connectors
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
9.0
Connector modification
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
6.6
Support for real-time and batch integration
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
8.3
Data quality services
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
7.8
Data security features
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
8.1
Monitoring console
Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
7.3

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

  • API Manager provides easy API Policy Governance. You do not have to manage multiple platforms for managing the policies.
  • Supports hybrid Mule EBS environments. You can configure both CouldHub-based and on-premise-based API using Mulesoft API manager in a similar manner.
  • It's very easy to implement API proxy.
  • User friendly UI.
  • Single platform to manage all.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft has tons of capabilities however where I see it's lacking is usability, it's tough to set-up Anypoint Studio on local machines. Though flow designer is an alternate to that, however, it has very limited capabilities and it's extremely tough to build integrations there for business users.
  • Very expensive and no pay as you go model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
Federica Bianco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We are using the Apache open source version of Kafka. The community is a good place to ask questions. and we can get most of our problems resolved there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 6.8
Based on 8 answers
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Kafka

I would only use RabbitMQ over Kafka when you need to have delay queues or tons of small topics/queues around.I don't know too much about Pulsar - currently evaluating it - but it's supposed to have the same or better throughput while allowing for tons of queues. Stay tuned - I might update this review after we finish evaluating Pulsar. It's much less battle-tested though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform is really very easy to adopt for application integration. Simple UI and easy data weave language allows user to focus on business portion only. The API management and deployment of application are hassle free. We have selected Anypoint platform because it is open source and java based platform. A user can create proprietary application's connector and easily embed it to existing infrastructure.
Kamta Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Kafka

  • Positive impact on ROI since now we can use one large deployment of Apache Kafka that can be used for multiple scenarios ( storage systems, log aggregate, messaging queue ).
  • It is open-source so there are no licenses or subscription fees reducing the cost of deployment.
  • Data can now be ingested and analyzed in real-time making it easy to fine-tune the customer experience and decision making for internal IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft can be used to provide an integration platform to a large number of systems like Salesforce, ODBC, JDBC, SAP, Mongo DB, etc.
  • An excellent option to develop microservices and real-time integrations.
  • Not as robust in handling large data volumes, Informatica is better in that respect.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

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

Anypoint Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka
8.5
Anypoint Platform
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka
9.0
Anypoint Platform
9.0

Usability

Apache Kafka
Anypoint Platform
8.0

Support Rating

Apache Kafka
8.8
Anypoint Platform
6.8

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