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Score 8.9 out of 100
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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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

It fits perfectly for SOA and EAI architecture with large numbers of services that required to be wired to each other, the binding virtualization is quite good to simply this part. For the simple scenario of orchestration and /or ESB architecture could be a better use traditional stack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SOA Governance

Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.8
Service registry
Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.0
Service management
Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Service discovery
Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
6.0
Dependency management
Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Policy management
Apache Kafka
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
4.0

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • reduce the number of http port required by services
  • simplified the binding connection amongst services
  • high scalability and fast deployment of applications
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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • health check of services and application features has been released with a lot of bugs that have never been fixed
  • it is not so simple to apply the security policy to service/reference binding
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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

TIBCO service grid has been chosen as a natural selection of the TIBCO product evolution. The high flexibility and the binding virtualization fits very well with client needs for its EAI applications due to the huge number of services and applications, the management of application dependencies during deployment, the advantage of perfect integration with EMS for logging
Anonymous | 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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • The integration of old BW with BWSE and its interface quite similar to design time has reduced the cost of training for developers
  • The TIBCO support for this product is no the best and clients complains too much about this. This required to find a workaround or force the client to move to new/or different product. Huge impact on ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka
8.5
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka
9.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

Support Rating

Apache Kafka
8.8
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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