You bet. Solace PubSub+ and Apache Kafka were designed for different use cases. You can do more with Kafka, with PubSub+.
Connect a Kafka event stream to PubSub+ Event Broker to route a filtered set of information to a cloud analytics engine. PubSub+ Event Broker keeps bandwidth and consumption low by using fine-grained filtering to deliver exactly and only the events required.
PubSub+ Event Broker supports MQTT connectivity at massive scale, enabling reliable, secure and real-time communications with tens of millions of devices or vehicles so you can stream data to Kafka for aggregation or analytics. And PubSub+ Event Broker supports a variety of popular and open standard protocols and APIs, so you can stream events to Kafka from all your applications, running in all kinds of cloud and on-premises environments.
In addition to supporting the inbound aggregation of events from millions of connected devices, PubSub+ supports bi-directional messaging and the unique addressing of millions of devices through fine-grained filtering. For example, with Solace and Kafka working together you could send a tornado warning alert to a specific vehicle, or all vehicles in or approaching the affected area. The Sink Connector allows PubSub+ to send record events placed in a single Kafka topic to whatever vehicles satisfy a given condition or topic, whether that’s as general as being in the tri-county area or as specific as a single vehicle.
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You may be thinking, “Event Portal sounds great, but we use Kafka brokers, not Solace”.
Well, we’ve got good news! PubSub+ Event Portal has a flexible discovery agent, and you don’t need Solace event brokers to use it, it can discover your Kafka streams.
With any large enterprise, there’s more at play than just Kafka native applications. You’ve got cloud providers, legacy systems, and IoT devices that have event streams that need to be managed. PubSub+ Event Portal for Kafka can manage these heterogeneous event streams and make it easy for your enterprise to discover, visualize, catalog, and share your Apache Kafka event streams, including those from Confluent and Amazon MSK.