Apache Kafka evolved from an innovative messaging solution to a full streaming data platform.
mapr-es (MapR Event Streams) is an alternative technology to Apache Kafka that is compatible with Apache Kafka API (0.9 version as of now).
Although MapR-ES addresses some of Kafka limitations and operational deficiencies, it still lacks some important features of Kafka. Once these features are implemented, MapR-ES would also evolve to a full streaming data platform that expands the applicability of Kafka to more use cases.
You can use this single slide to start your research about which one of these tools is the right fit for your own use case!
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