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May 12, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Cost reduction.
  • Ability to switch to open source programing languages like Java with Kafka from paid products like TIBCO with EMS(Since Tibco BW comes with EMS).
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April 09, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Kafka makes the messaging itself more reliable (as it has the distributed storage by itself and the message doesn't disappear even after it has been consumed).
  • Kafka can support a much higher volume use case, without too much extra pressure on the existed hardware.
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November 06, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Positive: bursts of traffic on special holidays are easy to handle because Kafka can absorb and buffer all the messages we need to process long enough to let an understaffed set of back-end services catch up on processing. Hard to put a number to it but we probably save $5k a month having fewer machines running.
  • Positive: makes decoupling the web and API services from the deeper back-end services easier by providing topics as an interface. This allowed us to split up our teams and have them develop independently of each other, speeding up software development.
  • Negative: our engineers have made mistakes such as accidentally dropping a few thousand messages due to the CLI being confusing to use, and as a result a customer lost some of their precious data. I'd say that was more our fault than Kafka's though.
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November 07, 2019
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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January 29, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Kafka is free
  • Speeds up ingest
  • Faster for UI to get data
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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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Who uses Apache Kafka?

The most common users of Apache Kafka are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.