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Apache Kafka

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TIBCO Rendezvous

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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 Rendezvous

TIBCO Rendezvous is a fast and reliable mode of communication, although they are already outdated by TIBCO FTL, which is even more faster and reliable than it's predecessor. They are more suitable for communication between the TIBCO products as all the TIBCO suite of products support the TIBCO Rendezvous. They are more widely used by banks and stock ticker applications to broadcast the ticker information.Most of the applications support Java JMS mode easily and out of the box than the TIBCO Rendezvous. Hence the TIBCO software themselves have their own version of the JMS server called Tibco EMS ( Tibco Enterprise messaging service).
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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 Rendezvous is used across multiple networks, to reliably transmit data between vast geography. Banks and Stock exchanges across the world communicate with each other using TIBCO Rendezvous.
  • TIBCO Rendezvous is faster and works well between the TIBCO applications. The default mode of communications between the TIBCO products is TIBCO Rendezvous. For example, TIBCO products like TIBCO BusinessWorks and TIBCO Administrator communicate with each other via TIBCO Hawk to monitor the health of all the engines and applications hosted by TIBCO products.
  • Rendezvous is the only mode of communication between the TIBCO suite of products. Although this is slowly getting replaced by TIBCO FTL, the newer generation of the TIBCO Rendezvous.
  • Rendezvous does not require a central server like Java JMS. Rendezvous uses Rendezvous daemon process running in each application to communicate with each other.
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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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  • TIBCO Rendezvous is not recognized very well by other software vendors as much as Java "JMS" is recognized. Hence they are no supported out-of-box by all the software vendors.
  • Although Tibco Rendezvous does not require a central server to host all the communication, they need Tibco Rendezvous daemon process running in the application to be able to send and receive a Rendezvous message. Which means all the applications need a software license to communicate over the Tibco Rendezvous.
  • Comparing to Java JMS which an open source product, TIBCO Rendezvous needs a software license for communicating with each other.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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Not likely to renew or buy the license as they are using the TIBCO EMS as the primary mode of communication.
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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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Messaging is a very old concept offered by many software vendors, Although Tibco Rendezvous is very well recognized non-open source solution.In my opinion Tibco JMS is mostly used in all the applications than the IBM MQ and mule software -
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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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  • All a non-TIBCO based applications need to use the TIBCO Rendezvous APIs and reprogrammed to communicate with other application using the Tibco Rendezvous.
  • All applications and enterprises need to have an enterprise license to communicate with each other.
  • TIBCO offers their Rendezvous APIs in various programming languages. Hence any application can use these APIs to start using the Tibco Rendezvous. Although most application prefers not to as TIBCO Rendezvous is TIBCO 's closely guarded recipe.
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Apache Kafka

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Free Trial
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TIBCO Rendezvous

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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