Apache Kafka - a must have tool for distributed toolkit
December 06, 2021

Apache Kafka - a must have tool for distributed toolkit

Jimesh V Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache Kafka

My application was dependent on other applications to generate data and those data were needed to be processed immediately. And, processed data were published for other applications. Moreover, data load was very high nearly a hundred thousand a day. And, consumed data may be replayed in the future if required. So, after carefully considering several messaging queues we finally decided to continue with Apache Kafka.
  • Every setting is configurable.
  • Work seamlessly during high data load.
  • Partition mechanism.
  • Easy configurable.
  • Zookeeper configuration.
  • Front-end can be developed to configure properties.
  • UI for administrative configuration.
  • Partitioning.
  • Message retention configuration.
  • Integration with schema registry - Avro.
  • Opensource support.
  • Zero-down time.
  • Wide community support.
  • Steep learning curve.

Do you think Apache Kafka delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Apache Kafka's feature set?

Yes

Did Apache Kafka live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Apache Kafka go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Apache Kafka again?

Yes

Kafka can be used as a database but it is not recommended to store data for a long time. Also, if your application has a high data load then only we should utilize Kafka otherwise any other messaging queue is recommended. In addition, Apache Kafka provides far more features than just a simple messaging queue. Using Apache Kafka we can develop loosely coupled, real-time processing, and fault-tolerance architecture.

Evaluating Apache Kafka and Competitors

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Again, I would prefer to work with Apache Kafka.

Using Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is highly recommended to develop loosely coupled, real-time processing applications. Also, Apache Kafka provides property based configuration. Producer, Consumer and broker contain their own separate property file.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • topic creation
  • messages to produce and consume
  • maintain Kafka server
  • partitioning
  • message validation
  • adding security