Apache Kafka® is different from other messaging systems, it is a perfect blend between file system, messaging system and database. The technology architecture and implementation of Kafka makes it highly reliable and highly available, enabling stream processing applications to utilise geographically distributed data streams. When deploying Apache Kafka you would need to decide if you should build the necessary in-house expertise, or the right strategy is to outsource the responsibility to a managed service provider (MSP).
This white paper explores the right strategy with consideration to 3 key parameters:
- Timeline, and
- Overall business
Also, we have listed 5 key guidelines for choosing the right managed service provider for Apache Kafka.