Kafka vs Mosquitto: What are the differences?
Kafka: Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system. Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design; Mosquitto: An open source message broker that implements the MQTT protocol. It is lightweight and is suitable for use on all devices from low power single board computers to full servers.. The MQTT protocol provides a lightweight method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. This makes it suitable for Internet of Things messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers.
Kafka and Mosquitto can be categorized as "Message Queue" tools.
Kafka is an open source tool with 12.7K GitHub stars and 6.81K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kafka's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, Spotify, and Slack are some of the popular companies that use Kafka, whereas Mosquitto is used by Teleolabs, Xanview Ltd, and Future Corporation. Kafka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 509 company stacks & 470 developers stacks; compared to Mosquitto, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.