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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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.5

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

Yellowfin

  • Presentation of information for executive reporting.
  • Collaboration and action task assignment on pinpointed issues highlighted in reports and dashboards.
  • End client easy self - service reporting.
Nicky Downing | 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

Yellowfin

  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
Johan Pietersen | 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

Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 2 answers
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Yellowfin

We ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Apache Kafka

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Apache Kafka

General

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

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Kafka
8.5
Yellowfin
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Kafka
9.0
Yellowfin

Usability

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
9.1

Performance

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2

Support Rating

Apache Kafka
8.8
Yellowfin
8.2

In-Person Training

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
9.1

Online Training

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2

Implementation Rating

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
9.1

Scalability

Apache Kafka
Yellowfin
8.2

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