Not a Kafkaesque UI
September 09, 2021
Not a Kafkaesque UI
Score 6 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with IBM Event Streams
IBM Event Streams allows my cloud-focused team within my hosting-focused web development company to move an Apache Kafka-based pub/sub pattern from one of our pre-existing applications into the IBM cloud. It is being used within a single application at this time as a proof of concept and that application is consumed mostly by our team. The business problem that it addresses is hosting for our pub sub-app in the IBM Cloud. We had business reasons for using the IBM cloud in this case.
- It is in [the] early stages at our company - still a proof of concept - so the business implications haven't taken effect yet.
The easy-to-use interface has been a positive boon for the software engineers and cloud administrators, as well as dev ops engineers on my team and that my team interacts with. It made ramp up quicker than it would have been otherwise with a more confusing UI. This is especially important in this proof of concept phase in which we currently find ourselves at the moment. Cross-region disaster recovery will be an important part of our disaster recovery strategy as we evaluate the product for usage on a larger scale with a larger number of dependencies.
API-driven development is an important part of our architectural plan and is largely standard for cloud-based resource management at scale. Part of our security strategy going forward into the future phases of the maturity of our usage of this product involves encryption and we will flesh out a solution for managing encryption keys that aligns with our security policies as an organization.
Do you think IBM Event Streams delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with IBM Event Streams's feature set?
Did IBM Event Streams live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of IBM Event Streams go as expected?
Would you buy IBM Event Streams again?
- IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
We use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers to host the consumers of the queues that have in IBM Event Streams for pub/sub. The impact on the organization of this choice is minimal. We have to put consumers somewhere and it is reasonable to use IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for the purpose of hosting applications that we want to run in the cloud.
If you are running an application that requires pub/sub capabilities like Apache Kafka and you want to run the pub /sub in the IBM cloud, then I think that this may be an appropriate technology choice for you. As there are comparable products in other cloud providers, it is worthwhile to consider the business externalities of your choice of cloud providers and choose the one that makes the most sense from that perspective.