kafdrop VS nri-prometheus

Compare kafdrop vs nri-prometheus and see what are their differences.


Fetch metrics in the Prometheus metrics inside or outside Kubernetes and send them to the New Relic Metrics platform. (by newrelic)
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kafdrop nri-prometheus
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4,393 34
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8.6 7.4
2 days ago 5 days ago
Java Go
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 nri-prometheus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-31.
  • How Sendoso is using Kafka for Event-Driven Architecture
    3 projects | dev.to | 31 Aug 2021
    Kafdrop is a web UI for viewing Kafka topics and browsing consumer groups. The tool displays information such as brokers, topics, partitions, consumers. It also has topic creation and deletion functionality. Besides that, it allows us to observe consumer lag, and messages from any partition and offset. While this is not a replacement for monitoring and observability, it has been beneficial to visualize what is happening on the Kafka brokers. We have configured separate Kafdrop pods for each MSK cluster. For monitoring and alerting Kafka metrics, we are relying on newrelic-prometheus integration, to forward MSK metrics to New Relic. This has also been deployed as a Kubernetes pod.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kafdrop and nri-prometheus you can also consider the following projects:

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

akhq - Kafka GUI for Apache Kafka to manage topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more...

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.

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

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

kafka-go - Kafka library in Go

sarama - Sarama is a Go library for Apache Kafka.

kafka-connect-jdbc - Kafka Connect connector for JDBC-compatible databases

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