Does the ES team consider itself a competitor with Kafka?
I ran though some older messages on the topic, but didn’t find a good direct answer.
The abilities of the products seem to overlap (but not completely), as well as the use cases.
However the main description of both differ:
Kafka: publish-subscribe messaging rethought as a distributed commit log.
I could mostly substitute one for the other in various scenarios, and could also see a producer/consumer scenario for using both together…
But again, what do the creator(s) say? Or is this just noise and nonsense?