Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka vs Apache Kafka on Heroku: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka? Fully managed, highly available, and secure Apache Kafka service. With Amazon MSK, you can use Apache Kafka APIs to populate data lakes, stream changes to and from databases, and power machine learning and analytics applications. Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka makes it easy for you to build and run production applications on Apache Kafka without needing Apache Kafka infrastructure management expertise.
What is Apache Kafka on Heroku? Streaming data service optimized for developers. Apache Kafka is a distributed commit log for fast, fault-tolerant communication between producers and consumers using message based topics. Kafka provides the messaging backbone for building a new generation of distributed applications capable of handling billions of events and millions of transactions.
Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka and Apache Kafka on Heroku can be primarily classified as "Kafka as a Service" tools.