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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

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

IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams is well suited for companies developing event driven Microservices. One of the biggest challenger with microservices is that your data gets distributed into little silos - event streaming (or better known as event sourcing) allows you to get a central source of truth in your event store. We are taking this approach with IBM Event Streams and it is well suited for building an event streaming / sourcing architecture.
Hanz van Aardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Streaming Analytics

Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Real-Time Data Analysis
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Visualization Dashboards
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Data Ingestion from Multiple Data Sources
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Low Latency
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Integrated Development Tools
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
Linear Scale-Out
Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams

Pros

Confluent Platform

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

IBM Event Streams

  • Replay capability
  • Message persistence
  • High throughput
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluent Platform

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

IBM Event Streams

  • Provide Capabilities to connect the Event Streams via REST Proxy.
  • Schema Registry to handle Avro Formats.
  • Provide Kafka Connect Sink & Source Connectors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Confluent Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The product was very user friendly and extremely easy to get started with. The documentation is excellent and the free tier makes it very easy to get started with without having to make deep or long term financial commitments.
Hanz van Aardt | 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

IBM Event Streams

IBM Event Streams 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I met with the support team and they have deep technical and development understanding of the needs and the problems which IBM Event Streams addresses. If you are looking for a product backed by a highly technical support team then IBM Event Streams is probably the best choice. I was specifically impressed by the level of technical understanding my support team demonstrated.
Hanz van Aardt | 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

IBM Event Streams

We've evaluated Confluent Kafka and the price point of Message Hub is excellent. The support has been great. Message Hub provides the same number of features that Apache Kafka provides which has been tremendous.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Event Streams

  • Development & uptime is much quicker.
  • Could seamlessly connect Native Java Clients, so no custom logic is needed.
  • Non-Java Clients are not seamlessly connected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Confluent Platform

General

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

IBM Event Streams

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
7.9

Usability

Confluent Platform
IBM Event Streams
8.2

Support Rating

Confluent Platform
10.0
IBM Event Streams
9.1

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