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Kowl vs KafkaHQ: What are the differences?

What is Kowl? An Open Source WebUI for Apache Kafka with a good UI and UX. It is a web application that helps you to explore messages in your Apache Kafka cluster and get better insights on what is actually happening in your Kafka cluster in the most comfortable way.

What is KafkaHQ? Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It is a Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It works with modern Kafka cluster.

Kowl and KafkaHQ can be primarily classified as "Kafka" tools.

Some of the features offered by Kowl are:

  • Supports Kafka Clusters newer than v1.0+
  • Topic overview
  • Show disk usage per topic or per broker

On the other hand, KafkaHQ provides the following key features:

  • Works with modern Kafka cluster (1.0+)
  • Connection on standard or ssl, sasl cluster
  • Multi cluster

KafkaHQ is an open source tool with 1.56K GitHub stars and 179 GitHub forks. Here's a link to KafkaHQ's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is KafkaHQ?

It is a Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It works with modern Kafka cluster.

What is Kowl?

It is a web application that helps you to explore messages in your Apache Kafka cluster and get better insights on what is actually happening in your Kafka cluster in the most comfortable way.

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