Project Metamorphosis: Unveiling the next-gen event streaming platformLearn More

Confluent’s Commitment to Our Customers, Employees, and Community Amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread, our top priority is the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and community. We are acutely aware that these are challenging times for many. Ensuring the Apache Kafka® and Confluent powered services in your organizations are operational is as important to us as it is to you. Know that everyone at Confluent and your account teams remain available to assist in aligning resources you may need to ensure we deliver the fantastic customer experiences you have come to expect from Confluent. As such, we have chosen to enact applicable parts of our business continuity plan, which is tested annually for our SOC 2 and ISO 27001 audits.

Here are some of the changes we’ve implemented:

  • Confluent has elected to close all of our global offices. We have asked employees to work from home to help them stay safe and to reduce the community spread of coronavirus. We operate distributed 24×7 support, engineering, and operations teams with all systems capable of functioning with remote employees. Our corporate culture has always supported the remote nature of our business, and we expect to continue providing the level of service you have come to expect from Confluent.
  • We have restricted travel and wherever possible will opt for remote communication until further notice. This applies to meetings, presentations, office visits, Professional Services engagements, and Confluent Training deliveries.
  • We have canceled Kafka Summit London (27–28 April 2020). While this decision was incredibly difficult, we believe it is in the best interest of the event attendees, sponsors, Kafka community, and the general public. Anyone who has already paid for a conference pass will automatically be refunded in the following weeks. If you have further questions, please contact us at
  • We have moved all Confluent-managed Apache Kafka meetups to be online only. If you are a speaker, please continue to support the community by giving your talk online! We’ll provide the Zoom link. If you’re a member of a local Meetup, we’ll continue offering great content for you in this online format until we’re able to return to our regular in-person program.

These decisions were driven by core company values—Earn our Customer’s Love and One Team—that form the nucleus of Confluent’s culture. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our response in line with these values as information becomes available.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

As Confluent’s first chief customer officer, Roger Scott strives to unite the Customer Success, Systems Engineering Services, Training, and Support Teams to share feedback, collaborate, and be the single voice of our customers.

Did you like this blog post? Share it now

Subscribe to the Confluent blog

More Articles Like This

Confluent Raises $250M and Kicks Off Project Metamorphosis

It’s an exciting day for Confluent, in the middle of a very unusual and difficult time in the larger world. Nonetheless, I thought it was important we share this news […]

Celebrating 1,000 Employees and Looking Towards the Path Ahead

During the holiday season, it’s a particularly relevant time to pause, reflect, and celebrate, both the days past and those ahead. Here at Confluent, it’s a noticeably nostalgic moment, given […]

The PipelineDB Team Joins Confluent

Some years ago, when I was at LinkedIn, I didn’t really know what Apache Kafka® would become but had an inkling that the next generation of applications would not be […]

Sign Up Now

Start your 3-month trial. Get up to $200 off on each of your first 3 Confluent Cloud monthly bills

New signups only.

By clicking “sign up” above you understand we will process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

By clicking "sign up" above you agree to the Terms of Service and to receive occasional marketing emails from Confluent. You also understand that we will process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Free Forever on a Single Kafka Broker

The software will allow unlimited-time usage of commercial features on a single Kafka broker. Upon adding a second broker, a 30-day timer will automatically start on commercial features, which cannot be reset by moving back to one broker.

Select Deployment Type
Manual Deployment
  • tar
  • zip
  • deb
  • rpm
  • docker
Auto Deployment
  • kubernetes
  • ansible

By clicking "download free" above you understand we will process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

By clicking "download free" above, you agree to the Confluent License Agreement and to receive occasional marketing emails from Confluent. You also agree that your personal data will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and to analyze performance and traffic on our website. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners.