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Top 15 Kafka Alternatives Popular In 2021

Apache Kafka Apache Spark RabbitMQ Apache ActiveMQ Amazon Kinesis Red Hat AMQ Apache Storm Amazon SQS IBM MQ
  1. Apache Kafka is an open-source message broker project developed by the Apache Software Foundation written in Scala.
    • Open Source
    Red Hat AMQ is a powerful suite of components that depend upon communities like Apache Kafka and Apache ActiveMQ to offer a secure and lightweight solution. It is fast in execution and is a flexible messaging tool through which instant delivery of information can be done. It offers a quick response to organizational needs and integrates apps seamlessly across the enterprise.

    #Stream Processing #Data Integration #ETL 120 social mentions

  2. Apache Spark is an engine for big data processing, with built-in modules for streaming, SQL, machine learning and graph processing.
    • Open Source
    Apache Spark is a well-known, general-purpose, open-source analytics engine for large-scale, core data processing. It is known for its high-performance quality for data processing – batch and streaming with the help of its DAG scheduler, query optimizer, and engine. Data streams are processed in real-time and hence it is quite fast and efficient. Its machine learning competencies are also quite accurate.

    #Databases #Big Data #Big Data Analytics 56 social mentions

  3. RabbitMQ is an open source message broker software.
    • Open Source
    RabbitMQ offers distributed deployment across varied regions and availability zones. Since it is light weighted, it can easily be deployed across private and public clouds. It has a flexible plug-in approach and a variety of tools to support continuous integration and operational metrics. Since it is written in Erlang, which is quick and concurrent, RabbitMQ leverages the goodness of the same.

    #Data Integration #Web Service Automation #Stream Processing 1 social mentions

  4. Apache ActiveMQ is an open source messaging and integration patterns server.
    • Open Source
    Apache ActiveMQ is a popular, open-source, flexible multi-protocol messaging broker. Since it has great support for industry-based protocols, developers get access to languages and platforms. It helps in connecting clients written in languages like Python, C, C++, JavaScript, etc. With the help of the AMQP protocol, integration with many applications with different platforms is easily done. It provides the capability to support any kind of messaging use-case.

    #Data Integration #Stream Processing #Inventory Management 5 social mentions

  5. Amazon Kinesis services make it easy to work with real-time streaming data in the AWS cloud.
    Amazon Kinesis, also known as Kinesis Streams, is a popular alternative to Kafka, for collecting, processing, and analyzing video and data streams in real-time. It offers timely and insightful information, streaming data in a cost-effective manner with complete flexibility and scalability. It is easy to ingest data encompassing audios, videos, app logs, etc. It offers an instant response to data that arrives and hence is fast and effective.

    #Stream Processing #Data Management #Analytics 23 social mentions

  6. Red Hat AMQ is a cost-effective messaging platform that enables safe & secure transmission of information among devices, applications, and services.
    Red Hat AMQ is a powerful suite of components that depend upon communities like Apache Kafka and Apache ActiveMQ to offer a secure and lightweight solution. It is fast in execution and is a flexible messaging tool through which instant delivery of information can be done. It offers a quick response to organizational needs and integrates apps seamlessly across the enterprise.

    #Communication #Online Services #Web Service Automation

  7. Apache Storm is a free and open source distributed realtime computation system.
    • Open Source
    Apache Storm is a recognized, distributed, open-source real-time computational system. It is free, simple to use, and helps in easily and accurately processing multiple data streams in real-time. Because of its simplicity, it can be utilized with any programming language and that is one reason it is a developer’s preferred choice. It is fast, scalable, and integrates well with other queuing technologies.

    #Big Data #Data Management #Data Warehousing 11 social mentions

  8. Amazon Simple Queue Service is a fully managed message queuing service.
    • Open Source
    Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) is a fully managed, message queuing service for distributed systems, serverless applications, and microservices. It is known for the dissociation of components and the creation of effective asynchronous processes. It possesses a good SKD and a useful console. Because of its salient features, it is easy to use and hence favored by developers.

    #Stream Processing #Data Integration #Web Service Automation 65 social mentions

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    IBM MQ is messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and data across multiple platforms.
    IBM MQ is an easily usable interface with a great deal of reliability and security. Support is readily available in case needed anytime. It looks at handling the interoperability between various applications, be it within the organization or outside. It has asynchronous competencies and offers message integrity and relentless delivery. Because of its simplistic nature, it allows developers to focus on critical issues and easily manages any changes in transaction volumes.

    #Cloud Computing #Data Integration #Stream Processing

  10. From error tracking to performance monitoring, developers can see what actually matters, solve quicker, and learn continuously about their applications - from the frontend to the backend.
    The best part of Sentry is that it identifies errors before they occur, offering the least downtime. It thereby enhances the performance monitoring of applications through stack traces. The entire trace can be viewed to spot out the exact APIs that aren’t performing well. There is distrusted tracing that can help monitor the complicated needs of full-stack applications.

    #Error Tracking #Exception Monitoring #Monitoring Tools 54 social mentions

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    Redis is an open source in-memory data structure project implementing a distributed, in-memory key-value database with optional durability.
    • Open Source
    Redis is a known, open-source, in-memory data structure store that offers different data structures like lists, strings, hashes, sets, bitmaps, streams, geospatial indexes, etc. It is best utilized as a cache, memory broker, and cache. It has optional durability and inbuilt replication potential. It offers a great deal of availability through Redis Sentinel and Redis Cluster.

    #Key-Value Database #NoSQL Databases #Databases 185 social mentions

  12. Apache Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data

    #Big Data #Log Management #Databases 1 social mentions

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    Fluentd is a cross platform open source data collection solution originally developed at Treasure Data.
    • Open Source
    Inputs and outputs have inbuilt support to buffer, load balance, timeout and retry instances. It has a unified logging layer in between the data sources. There are over 5000+ companies that rely on Fluentd and approximately collect logs from over 50000+ servers. It scraps logs from sources and sends them across to services like object storage, Elasticsearch, etc. it is flexible and integrable with hundreds of analytical services and log storage.

    #Monitoring Tools #Security & Privacy #Log Management

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    Build powerful reactive, concurrent, and distributed applications in Java and Scala
    • Open Source
    There are products like Akka Serverless and Akka Platform by Lightbend that can support business-driven applications. Akka is more of a set of libraries to design resilient systems spanning across networks. It helps developers in saving time over writing low-level code and instead, makes them focus on aligning to business objectives.

    #Monitoring Tools #Web And Application Servers #Data Integration 21 social mentions

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    Experts agree - we're the leader. Forrester Research names Workato a Leader in iPaaS for Dynamic Integration. Get the report. Gartner recognizes Workato as a “Cool Vendor in Social Software and Collaboration”.
    Workato is an intelligent, popular automation platform that is utilized by business people and IT staff. It has been a leader in Gartner’s quotient and services as an integration platform that can be easily availed by all users, alike, be it any size or any segment. It helps teams to process enterprise-grade integration and process automation with the help of AI and ML technologies.

    #Web Service Automation #Data Integration #API Tools

  16. Appmixer embedded iPaaS and workflow automation system is a product of client IO s.r.o. ( Built proudly by developers for developers.
    Users can spend more time improving their products rather than customizing integrations, which is rather done well by Appmixer. It offers SaaS users an embedded iPaaS with a visual workflow, making them retain users at their best. It lets you solve client issues and satisfy their demands. It has a drag and drop UI with SDK that can offer seamless integration of data sources and the creation of workflows barring code writing.

    #Integrations Platform As A Service #Workflow Automation #Web Service Automation

  17. Cloud Pub/Sub is a flexible, reliable, real-time messaging service for independent applications to publish & subscribe to asynchronous events.
    • Open Source

    #Stream Processing #Data Integration #Web Service Automation 15 social mentions

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    Kubernetes message broker and message queue platform. An open-source project providing the most efficient way to connect microservices.
    • Open Source

    #Data Integration #Web Service Automation #Stream Processing 1 social mentions

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    Enterprise-scale integration platform

    #Web Service Automation #Automation #Data Integration 15 social mentions

  20. StreamSets provides Continuous Ingest technology for the next generation of big data applications.

    #DevOps Tools #Developer Tools #Continuous Integration And Delivery 2 social mentions

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    Your data. Where you need it. HVR is the leading independent real-time data replication solution that offers efficient data integration for cloud and more.

    #Monitoring Tools #Web Service Automation #MySQL Tools

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    Apace Airflow

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  23. Airflow is a platform to programmaticaly author, schedule and monitor data pipelines.
    • Open Source

    #Workflows #Workflow Automation #Data Pipelines 66 social mentions

  24. NServiceBus is a service bus for .NET offering enterprise-grade scalability and reliability for your workflows and integrations.

    #Data Integration #ETL #Web Service Automation

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