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10X Performance

Confluent Cloud is now up to 10x faster than Apache Kafka®. The platform’s persistent and predictable low p99 latency in production means you can deliver insights faster and build more seamless experiences than ever before. Test it for yourself!


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Our Multi-Year Journey to a 10x Faster Confluent Cloud

Confluent Cloud engineers walk through the complexities and common pitfalls when designing for various workloads, as well as the secrets behind the platform's massive performance gains.

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6 Features Enabling Low p99 Latencies in the Cloud

Increased Parallelism

Enhance server-side, request processing parallelism while preserving ordering semantics.

Next-Gen Replication Protocol

Efficiently minimize CPU usage and allocations with a completely rewritten replication protocol.

Enhanced Self-Balancing

Evenly auto-distribute data across the cluster and react quickly to workload changes.

Multicloud Optimizations

Seamless infra upgrades, hardware tuning, GC, and file system optimizations for max cost performance.

Continuous Monitoring

Monitor end-to-end latency and service health to alert performance degradation or outage in real time.

Degradation Remediation

Mitigate degraded services by using proprietary APIs to restore performance without human intervention.

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Kora: A Cloud-Native Event Streaming Platform For Kafka

Read the report awarded Best Industry Paper at VLDB 2023 to learn more about Kora’s cloud-native performance.

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Customer Story: Singapore Exchange (SGX)

See how SGX modernized their legacy trading platform with Confluent for lower latency and higher throughput.

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Monitor Kafka Consumer Lag in Confluent Cloud

Learn how to monitor Kafka consumer lag with Confluent Cloud using the Metrics API or the Cloud Console.

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