kafdrop VS akhq

Compare kafdrop vs akhq and see what are their differences.


Kafka GUI for Apache Kafka to manage topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more... (by tchiotludo)
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kafdrop akhq
12 14
4,374 2,850
2.7% -
8.6 6.8
12 days ago 3 days ago
Java Java
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kafdrop. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-30.


Posts with mentions or reviews of akhq. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-03.
  • schema registry ui
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/apachekafka | 3 Mar 2023
    You also have https://akhq.io/
  • Kafka visualization tool
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/apachekafka | 28 Feb 2023
    This may help as well https://akhq.io/
  • Getting Started as a Kafka Developer
    6 projects | dev.to | 30 Jan 2023
    akHQ - https://github.com/tchiotludo/akhq
  • A list of GUI tools for working with Apache Kafka
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/apachekafka | 9 Sep 2022
  • CMAK replacement
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/apachekafka | 17 Jul 2022
  • Show HN: After AKHQ (KafkaHQ), I Made Kestra Open-Source Airflow Alternative
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Mar 2022
    Hey HN, I'm really proud to share with you my new open source project: Kestra https://github.com/kestra-io/kestra

    I created a few years ago a successful open source AKHQ project: https://github.com/tchiotludo/akhq (renamed from KafkaHQ) which has been adopted by big companies like Best Buy, Pipedrive, BMW, Decathlon and many more. 2300 stars, 120 contributors, 10M docker downloads, much more than I expected.

    Now let's talk about Kestra, an infinitely scalable orchestration and scheduling platform for creating, running, scheduling and monitoring millions of complex pipelines.

    I started the project 30 months ago and I'm even more proud of this project that required a lot of investment and time to build the future of data pipelines (I hope). The result is now ready to be presented and I hope to get some feedback from you, HN community.

    To have a fully scalable solution, we choose Kafka as our database (of course, I love Kafka if you didn't know) as well as ElasticSearch, Micronaut, ... and can be deployed on Kubernetes, VM or on premise.

    You may think there are many alternatives in this area, but we decided to take a different road by using a descriptive approach (low code) to build your pipelines allowing to edit directly from the web interface and deploy to production with terraform directly. We paid a lot of attention to the scalability and performance part which allows us to have already a big production at a big French retailer: Leroy Merlin

    Since Kestra core is plugin based, many are available from the core team, but you can create one easily.

    More information:

    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Mar 2022
    The project start as a side project (yet another side project I do the night and weekend) but was quickly promoted and used in a French Big Retail Company.

    This one trust on the project and decide to go production with Kestra. So they decide to inject some resource in order to develop some features that need and that is missing.

    But basically, not so much people for now. We are trying to start a community around the product and started to communicate around the product since few weeks only, I hope community will follow us! And I hope to succeed like on my other open source project: https://github.com/tchiotludo/akhq

  • Introducing Kestra, infinitely scalable open source orchestration and scheduling platform.
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 26 Feb 2022
    For the community perspective, I know this one perfectly, I've developed a full open source project AKHQ, that lead to this article, if you look at the matrix part, I'm the only one that was labeled as Bad on Ux Quality that little bit annoyed me 😤
  • Kestra, infinitely scalable open source orchestration and scheduling platform.
    3 projects | dev.to | 2 Feb 2022
    Three years ago, I started another open source project, AKHQ, with the same license. Working with a successful project was an invaluable experience for me as I was able to learn how to build a community around a project. I've also learnt that an open source system won't pay the bills on its own. AKHQ required a lot of personal investment; Kestra has required a lot more and will continue to do so in the future! This means you will have to ensure that you have the financial resources in place to enable your project to be viable and sustainable — we decided to create a company alongside Kestra in order to raise the required funds to support the development of the open source software.
  • What kind of monitoring tools are people using for their Kafka Deployment?
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/apachekafka | 27 Jan 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kafdrop and akhq you can also consider the following projects:

kafka-ui - Open-Source Web UI for Apache Kafka Management

kafka-manager - CMAK is a tool for managing Apache Kafka clusters

kowl - Redpanda Console is a developer-friendly UI for managing your Kafka/Redpanda workloads. Console gives you a simple, interactive approach for gaining visibility into your topics, masking data, managing consumer groups, and exploring real-time data with time-travel debugging. [Moved to: https://github.com/redpanda-data/console]

schema-registry - Confluent Schema Registry for Kafka

aws-eks-kubernetes-masterclass - AWS EKS Kubernetes - Masterclass | DevOps, Microservices

Kouncil - Powerful dashboard for your Kafka. Monitor status, manage groups, topics, send messages and diagnose problems. All in one user friendly web dashboard.

kafka-connect-quickstart - Example project to play around with Apache Kafka Connect. There are examples to develop and deploy Kafka Connect plugins (connectors, transforms, etc.) from a Java Maven project.

Nakadi - A distributed event bus that implements a RESTful API abstraction on top of Kafka-like queues

kafka-lag-exporter - Monitor Kafka Consumer Group Latency with Kafka Lag Exporter

kafka-connect-ui - Web tool for Kafka Connect |