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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is extremely well suited in near real-time scenarios, high volume or multi-location projects. It can solve escalation problems for a fraction of the cost other solutions do and it has the flexibility of open source scenarios.
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

Tibco EMS is well suited in situations where the application can benefit from asynchronous processing. It is not suite for synchronous request/response. It is not suited for permanent storage, as all messages in the JMS topic/queue are supposed to be transitory in nature.
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Pros

  • High volume/performance throughput environments
  • Low latency projects
  • Multiple consumers for the same data, reprocessing, long-lasting information
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  • Tibco EMS performs very well, and it meets our stringent performance requirements for corporate messaging backbone.
  • Tibco EMS scales well, and this is another of our stringent requirements.
  • Tibco provides good support for the EMS product, and continues to improve it. This is important as we don't want to use something that does not keep up with the changes in the technology landscape.
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Cons

  • 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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  • A good browser based UI.
  • Effective handling of messages if hard disk is corrupted for data storage.
  • Good support communicating with other protocols.
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Apache Kafka9.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Kafka is faster and more scalable, also "free" as opensource (albeit we deploy using a commercial distribution). Infrastructure tends to be cheaper. On the other hand, projects must adapt to Kafka APIs that sometimes change and BAU increases until a major 1.x version comes out and adds stability to the product.
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service was selected because of the contract with TIBCO. We generally see company buying other TIBCO products such as TIBCO BusinessWorks and then TIBCO offers some discount on their "minor" products.If I would compare technical capabilities of EMS against another provider, I would select EMS because of its robustness and easy maintenance.
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Return on Investment

  • Easier deployment and horizontal scalability
  • Messaging cost reduction
  • Developments require adaptation and some paradigm shift to interoperate with Kafka
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  • TIBCO EMS is highly expensive compare to open source solutions (Active MQ).
  • TIBCO supports can provide good support and advanced features such as TLS 1.2 support (refer to PCI constraints).
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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General
Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

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