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Apache Kafka

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Score 8.6 out of 101

TIBCO Enterprise Message Service

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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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

Best suited:
  • reliable delivery
  • event generation
  • store and forward messaging
Not well suited:
  • communication within given servers since every time it creates a network traffic. TIBCO FTL can be used for it.
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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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  • Fault tolerant messaging layer
  • Store and forward messaging integration
  • Persistent and reliable message delivery
  • Easy to configure and use
  • Multiple modes of message transmission: send and receive, publish & subscribe
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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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  • Durables are very difficult to maintain
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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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I have worked only on TIBCO EMS.
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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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  • Quick builds, GUI simple to understand
  • Extensive logging for support
  • MHS plug-ins for alerting
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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