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May 12, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Since the open-source version of Apache Kafka is available it will reduce the cost of paid messaging layer products like TIBCO EMS It's easy to find professional expertise. And before you start implementing Apache Kafka in any organization, you have the ability to create POCs, and by doing so, it gives us great comfort to embrace this technology.
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April 09, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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When it is used as messaging, Apache Kafka is majorly preferred when the use case is Pub/Sub typed. It is not suitable to deal with the end-to-end queue use case nor the request/response paradigm. When Apache Kafka is used for streaming purposes, it doesn't have the native implementation of the query language, it is just a pipeline. You still need to put a lot of programming efforts into your streaming client-side to take care of those analytic requirements.
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November 06, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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November 07, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Apache Kafka is very well suited where the deployment entails getting a very large number of small messages at extremely high rates—4 million-plus messages a second. It is also very well suited when you need stronger ordering guarantees than a traditional messaging system can provide. It is less suited when you don't need such high message ingestion rates and need to do everything in a public cloud. Apache Kafka will be an overkill for such small/simple deployments.
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March 01, 2018
Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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January 29, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you need a queue for ingest or user interfaces Kafka is a great tool. Easy on the admins as well as the developers.
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What is Apache Kafka?

Apache Kafka is an open-source stream processing platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation written in Scala and Java. The Kafka event streaming platform is used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications.
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The most common users of Apache Kafka are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.