Right now I'm trying to debug this issue: https://community.hortonworks.com/questions/208764/kafka-err...
I'm not a fan of Kafka though but you sometimes have to managed stuf fyou don't like anyway.
So this is great news. AWS truly listen to their customers I think.
Kafka requires Zookeeper, do you pay for zookeeper instances too? Anyway, this pricing seems prohibitively costly unless you really need hands-off approach to your infra. Kafka is pretty low-maintenance and stable in my experience.
"You do not pay for Apache Zookeeper nodes that Amazon MSK provisions for you, or data transfer that occurs between brokers and nodes within clusters."
sorry that I answer here, this is totally unrelated to the topic being discussed. I've just seen that you replied me on an old HN post of mine and cannot reply there nor can I find another way to contact you on your profile.
It's regarding the habit tracker https://everyday.app I'm working on. You wrote "Your web-app is the best habit tracker ever created and I used it for a while after I paid for it very early on. :) However, I left it because mobile app is not as smooth of an experience. Currently using habitify.me across my devices but will switch back once mobile app catches up with other apps." and I'd totally love to hear in more detail what was lacking or what do you think I should get fixed to help the app catch up. Feel free to answer here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry for reaching out this way and thank you! :)
We run three nodes right now on m5.xlarge instances. At $.42/hr for the managed kafka, compared to $.192/hr self hosted kafka, I think we'll keep it self hosted for now...
 - https://www.mongodb.com/licensing/server-side-public-license
Many vendors make money by selling services on top, and there are at least a dozen that offer managed Kafka right now.