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Can NiFi be used in the place for simple Spring boot REST API's

New Contributor

Is it a good idea to use NiFI in the place for simple Spring boot REST API's. 


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Nifi is meant for moving data, it can get/send data to and from APIs.


It will not be great to just let it sit there an try to call it whenever you need a bit of data.


Kafka may be a closer fit for this.

- Dennis Jaheruddin

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New Contributor

Thanks you for the reply ! i also had the same understanding. As per my understanding, its meant for ingestion use-cases and not a great fit to replace the normal REST API's with lot of business logics. Just wanted to clear my understanding. 

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