Faust vs Confluent: What are the differences?
What is Faust? A library for building streaming applications in Python. It is a stream processing library, porting the ideas from Kafka Streams to Python. It provides both stream processing and event processing, sharing similarity with tools such as Kafka Streams, Apache Spark/Storm/Samza/Flink.
What is Confluent? A stream data platform to help companies harness their high volume real-time data streams. It is a data streaming platform based on Apache Kafka: a full-scale streaming platform, capable of not only publish-and-subscribe, but also the storage and processing of data within the stream.
Faust belongs to "Stream Processing" category of the tech stack, while Confluent can be primarily classified under "Message Queue".
Some of the features offered by Faust are:
- Stream processing
- Event processing
- Build high performance distributed systems
On the other hand, Confluent provides the following key features:
- High-performance stream data platform
- Manage and organize data from different sources.