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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluent Platform

If your company needs to build event-driven applications, like in healthcare industry, you need to enhance interoperability, and you are seeking a reliable service with enterprise-grade support, Confluent is the best on the market you can get. Their product works great and they provide very good customer service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub is well suited in Google Compute Engine instances. Large sets of data can be distributed efficiently. It is based on topic, subscription, message concepts. So, an application can place an order on a topic and can be processed by groups of workers. Lots of processing and augmentation has to open before the data goes into Pub. If we want all of the augmentation to be done in BigQuery, then it is a big headache. In our present scenario, it is very time-consuming and needs improvement/tweaks.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Streaming Analytics

Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Real-Time Data Analysis
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Visualization Dashboards
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Low Latency
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Integrated Development Tools
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Linear Scale-Out
Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Pros

Confluent Platform

  • Products work great.
  • Training is available.
  • Customer support is good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • Highly scalable.
  • Queues messages for up to 7 days if not acknowledged.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluent Platform

  • Cloud service might need more granular configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • I can't think of missing functionality, but added functionality is always nice!
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluent Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent documentation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Confluent Platform

Confluent Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support from the Confluent platform is great and satisfying. We have been working with Confluent for more than a year now. They sent out resident architects to help us set up Confluent cluster on our cloud and help us troubleshoot problems we have encountered. Overall, it has been a great experience working with the Confluent Platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Google Cloud Pub/Sub 7.1
Based on 4 answers
The support is a big concern for Google Cloud Pub/Sub. It is not that mature when compared to many of its competitors like RabbitMQ. So, support has to be good. Mostly the support team would be on radio silence and constantly changing contacts which are not good signs considering the brand name.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Confluent Platform

We chose to use the Confluent Platform because they provide enterprise-grade customer service support. Whenever we have trouble setting up or using the service, we can create a ticket for them and it will be resolved pretty fast. Kafka is the open-source software that comes without warranty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

We considered several messaging platforms including Kafka and Kinesis but both would have required more developer work and didn't integrate as nicely with our ecosystem. RabbitMQ is another messaging platform I've researched and prototyped on; it also would have required more developer time to implement as well but might be a good alternative for a hobbyist or a team looking for more customization.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Confluent Platform

  • It enables us to develop event driven application.
  • It increases our ability to handle streaming data.
  • It reduces latency of communication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

  • Allowed the use of specialized VMs
  • Saves costs and time
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Confluent Platform

General

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

Google Cloud Pub/Sub

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
8.0

Usability

Confluent Platform
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
8.0

Support Rating

Confluent Platform
10.0
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
7.1

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