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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

QlikView

I can't recommend QlikView enough for a small shop on a shoestring budget--with one technical user administering things, all your users can have a really nice, super useful data exploration tool. The burden is certainly on that one user, but the payback is immense considering the price (free!). Solutions like Tableau and Qlik's new product, Qlik Sense, are certainly prettier and less demanding in terms of UI design, but they can't touch QlikView in terms of value.
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Kafka
QlikView
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.0
Publish to Web
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.0
Publish to PDF
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.8
Report Versioning
Apache Kafka
QlikView
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Apache Kafka
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Kafka
QlikView
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Kafka
QlikView
6.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.8

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

QlikView

  • QlikView allows you make data-backed visualization very easily. The format of these visualizations is completely up to you and your team.
  • QlikView can show your data in many type of graphs as well as show the actual numbers associated with graphical points.
  • We use QlikView to access data on Microsoft SQL Server, but other data sources are supported. Check out the QlikView documentation to determine if they can use data in formats that you need to perform analysis on.
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

QlikView

  • Qlikview has its own database and management system. Developers are required to build a new data model to get data into Qlikview.
  • Qlikview's web application requires significant memory and processing power from the browser. Complex dashboards can crash your browser if you're running too many things at once.
  • Qlikview dashboards look relatively outdated.
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

QlikView

QlikView 8.8
Based on 29 answers
Ease of use, ability to load from pretty much any data source. today I created an application that loaded time sheets from excel that are not in a table format. With Qlik's "enable transformation steps" I was able to automate loads of multiple spreadsheets and multiple tabs easily. Could not do that with any other tool.
Debbie Pyykkonen, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 9.8
Based on 4 answers
We have not had any downtime issues with the product nor uncovered any significant bugs
Bill Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The scripting option gives me options to connect to different databases with ease
Raymond Younan | 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

QlikView

QlikView 5.0
Based on 8 answers
I have not had to work with QlikView support directly to date, so I am putting this rating in the middle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Apache Kafka

No answers on this topic

QlikView

My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QlikView

QlikView 7.1
Based on 14 answers
"Implementation" can mean a few things... so I'm not sure that this is the answer you want.... but here it goes:To me, implementation means: "Is the user interface intuitive and can I produce meaningful reports with ease?"On that score, I'd say YES. The amount of training required was minimal and the results were powerful.The desktop implementation is a simple, "blank" interface just waiting for your creativity. The pre-populated templates give you a reasonable start to any project -- and a good set of objects to "play around with" if you're just getting started.Finally, note that the "implementation" I used was baked into QuickBooks 2016 Enterprise -- called "Advanced Reporting"..... That integration makes it ultra useful and simple.
David Worrell | 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

QlikView

We evaluated a lot of other products in the magic quadrant but primarily compared QV against Tableau. We initially wanted to go with Tableau because it was cheaper and a simpler product to learn and use but frankly, their sales person was horrible and was not willing to work with us on number of licences or price. Qlikview was a great alternative. The product was better and even though it was a little more expensive, the more flexible licensing arrangement made up for it
Suzan Liu | 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

QlikView

  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
Anthony Chou | 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

Additional Pricing Details

QlikView

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

QlikView Editions & Modules

Edition
QlikViewCustom1
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka
8.5
QlikView
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka
9.0
QlikView
8.8

Usability

Apache Kafka
QlikView
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Apache Kafka
QlikView
9.8

Performance

Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.6

Support Rating

Apache Kafka
8.8
QlikView
5.0

Online Training

Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.0

Implementation Rating

Apache Kafka
QlikView
7.1

Scalability

Apache Kafka
QlikView
8.9

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