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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PushEngage

It is appropriate to send notifications through rss. It is less appropriate to send urgent notifications, it takes a long time to get the notification to users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PushEngage

  • Supports sending to many users.
  • Allows the sending of different notifications to two different segments.
  • Allows user segmentation.
Anonymous | 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

PushEngage

  • Notifications take a long time to reach users.
  • The platform interface could improve.
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

PushEngage

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apache Kafka

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PushEngage

PushEngage 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The platform and analytics are slightly confusing.
Anonymous | 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

PushEngage

PushEngage 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support was efficient and fast to resolve doubts.
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

PushEngage

No answers on this topic

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

PushEngage

  • Due to the time it takes for notifications to arrive, the opportunity is lost in some publications we do.
  • With the notifications we have been able to reach more users.
Anonymous | 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

Apache Kafka Editions & Modules

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PushEngage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$0.00/Month*

* 2,500 subscribers

PushEngage Editions & Modules

Edition
Forever Free Plan$0.001
Business Plan$29.00/Month2
Premium Plan$59.00/Month3
Enterprise PlanContact Us for Quote4
  1. 2,500 subscribers
  2. Up To 5,000 Subscribers
  3. Up To 10,000 Subscribers
  4. Up To Unlimited Subscribers
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