DistributedLog vs Kafka Manager: What are the differences?
What is DistributedLog? High-performance replicated log service, by Twitter. DistributedLog (DL) is a high-performance, replicated log service, offering durability, replication and strong consistency as essentials for building reliable distributed systems.
What is Kafka Manager? A tool for managing Apache Kafka, developed by Yahoo. This interface makes it easier to identify topics which are unevenly distributed across the cluster or have partition leaders unevenly distributed across the cluster. It supports management of multiple clusters, preferred replica election, replica re-assignment, and topic creation. It is also great for getting a quick bird’s eye view of the cluster.
DistributedLog and Kafka Manager can be primarily classified as "Message Queue" tools.
Some of the features offered by DistributedLog are:
- High Performance
- Durable and Consistent
- Efficient Fan-in and Fan-out
On the other hand, Kafka Manager provides the following key features:
- Manage multiple clusters
- Easy inspection of cluster state (topics, brokers, replica distribution, partition distribution)
- Run preferred replica election
DistributedLog and Kafka Manager are both open source tools. It seems that Kafka Manager with 7.55K GitHub stars and 1.84K forks on GitHub has more adoption than DistributedLog with 2.25K GitHub stars and 283 GitHub forks.