If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Amazon MSK, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
If you're interested in using this solution, be sure to do some POC before integrating it. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. Kafka is open-source software. In order for you to leverage it behind the scenes, you have to use ZooKeeper, which is essentially a type of server — you have to integrate with it. If you don't use MSK, then you'll have to do this manually, by yourself. MSK has already launched ZooKeeper and the cluster. This is included as an out-of-the-box feature, which is very convenient.
Which is better and why?
What features are most important to compare when selecting a cloud ETL tool?