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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

Apache Kafka

  • High volume/performance throughput environments
  • Low latency projects
  • Multiple consumers for the same data, reprocessing, long-lasting information
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

  • 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

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
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

  • Tibco EMS takes can take hours to recover in case there is there is an outage.
  • Tibco EMS does not seem to provide for reservoir or replay. We need a reservoir to offload the messages in case a consumer is down or can't keep up temporarily, and as a followup we need a replay in order to put those messages back to the original JMS destination. Because of this, we had to come up with our own home grown solution.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka 9.0
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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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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

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Alternatives Considered

Apache Kafka

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

It is easy to configure, develop, upgrade and maintain using TIBCO Emterprise Message Service compared to other products on the market. Deployment or setup of new environments can be automated. Support from theTIBCO engineering team is very responsive and effective.
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Return on Investment

Apache Kafka

  • Easier deployment and horizontal scalability
  • Messaging cost reduction
  • Developments require adaptation and some paradigm shift to interoperate with Kafka
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TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

  • Reliable and fast messaging layer
  • Guaranteed delivery of messages with no loss of sensitive data
  • Open for integration with non TIBCO applications like Java & .net
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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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
Additional Pricing Details

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