Kafka Manager vs Sparrow: What are the differences?
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.
What is Sparrow? A really fast lightweight queue written in Ruby that speaks memcache. Sparrow keeps messages in memory, but persists them to disk, using Sqlite, when the queue is shutdown.
Kafka Manager and Sparrow can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Kafka Manager is an open source tool with 7.55K GitHub stars and 1.84K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kafka Manager's open source repository on GitHub.