KafkaHQ vs Kafka Manager: What are the differences?
Developers describe KafkaHQ as "Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more". It is a Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It works with modern Kafka cluster. On the other hand, Kafka Manager is detailed as "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.
KafkaHQ and Kafka Manager can be categorized as "Kafka" tools.
Some of the features offered by KafkaHQ are:
- Works with modern Kafka cluster (1.0+)
- Connection on standard or ssl, sasl cluster
- Multi cluster
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
KafkaHQ and Kafka Manager are both open source tools. It seems that Kafka Manager with 8.45K GitHub stars and 2.06K forks on GitHub has more adoption than KafkaHQ with 1.07K GitHub stars and 95 GitHub forks.