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Confluent Cloud

Apache Kafka® as a fully managed cloud service

Accelerate development of event-driven services and real-time apps with the elimination of all Kafka management. Confluent Cloud simplifies data ingestion, integration, and processing on AWS, Azure and GCP clouds.

Do more with Apache Kafka® on a complete event streaming platform

Confluent Cloud is the industry's only cloud-native, fully managed event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka. Built and operated by the original creators of Apache Kafka, Confluent Cloud’s fully managed components including Schema Registry, 100+ Connectors, and stream processing via ksqlDB empower the agile cloud developer to harness the full power of real-time events - ops free.

Why Confluent Cloud?

Serverless

Enable cloud-native scale & agility

  • Self-serve provisioning with no complex cluster sizing
  • Zero downtime Kafka upgrades & bug fixes
  • Elastic scaling between 0 - 100 MBps
  • Pay only for what you actually use

Complete

Do more with Apache Kafka

  • Ensure data compatibility with fully-managed Schema Registry
  • Integrate all your systems quickly with Kafka connectors
  • Real-time processing with fully-managed ksqlDB
  • Infinite data retention directly within Kafka
  • Committer-led Support with contractual response times of 60min or less

Flexible

Build for hybrid and multi-cloud

  • Build a persistent bridge from on-premises to cloud with a hybrid Kafka service
  • Stream across public clouds for multi-cloud data pipelines

Highly available

Reliably scale mission-critical apps

  • Guaranteed 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated capacity
  • Achieve sub 30ms latency at scale
  • Multi AZ Replication
  • Streamline DR ops with multi-region clusters

Secure

Run with enterprise-grade security & compliance

  • At-rest & in-transit data encryption
  • SAML/SSO for user AuthN
  • Kafka ACLs for AuthZ, Zookeeper secure by default
  • Private networking via VPC peering or AWS Transit Gateway (Dedicated clusters)
  • Monitoring visibility with topic- and cluster-level metrics

Fully managed components enable fast and easy development

Go beyond Kafka with a robust set of ready-to-use, fully managed, and supported components for simple development of complete event streaming applications.

Schema Registry & Validation

Make data backwards compatible and future-proof with Schema Registry & Validation

100+ Connectors

Instantly integrate clusters to the most popular data sources and sinks within the Kafka ecosystem

ksqlDB

Launch real-time and continuous stream processing apps with a lightweight SQL syntax

Work in the language of your choice

Write to Kafka in pretty much any language including Java, C, Python, Node.js, Ruby, and more using Confluent-supported and community-supported client libraries.

Estimate your monthly usage

Mix and match across our entire Confluent Cloud portfolio to take advantage of the right resources for your use cases while only paying for what you use. You can start small with scale-to-zero pricing for Basic clusters and add Standard or Dedicated clusters as your needs evolve.

Step 1 - Provider
Step 2 - Region and cluster type
Step 3 - Usage estimate

Unit Prices

Monthly Estimate


Base Cost
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Write
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Read
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Storage*
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Partitions
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-$200
Total
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Get up to $200 off on each of your first 3 Confluent Cloud monthly bills.

*Monthly estimates based on 730 hours per month. Storage charges based on default topic replication factor of 3. Contact sales for more information.

Confluent Cloud Clusters

Features
Pricing

Basic

Get started with no minimums

Standard

Production-ready for most applications

Dedicated

Customizable for any application

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Service
Uptime SLA

SLAs covers both infrastructure and software including Apache Kafka bug fixes on-demand

99.5%
99.95%
99.95%
Single AZ clusters

3x replication across a single availability zone (AZ)

Multi AZ clusters

3x replication across three unique availability zones (AZ). Service not available in cloud regions with less than 3 AZs

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Scale
Throughput limit
100MBps
100MBps
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Storage limit
5 TB
5 TB
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Partition limit
2048
2048
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Auto data balancing

Optimize resource utilization through a rack-aware algorithm that rebalances partitions across a Kafka cluster.

Managed Components
Schema Registry

Ensure data consistency with a centralized registry

ksqlDB

Build event streaming applications that use stream processing with a lightweight SQL syntax.

Connectors

Enable easy import and export of data from some of the most commonly used data systems View List of fully managed connectors

1 task limit per connector
Private network connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering

Connect up to 5 VPCs/VNets to Confluent Cloud

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AWS Transit Gateway
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Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Data flow

Topic management simplified with a visual representation of the data flow between producers, topics, and consumers within a cluster. View DOCS

Metrics API

Consume pre-aggregated Kafka cluster and topic level metrics through an API interface

Security
At-rest & in-transit data encryption

TLS v1.2 for in-transit data & native cloud provider disk encryption for data at-rest

Kafka ACLs

Enforce granular controls over Kafka topic access

SAML/SSO

Leverage existing Identity Provider (e.g. Okta, OneLogin, AD, Ping) for managing user authentication

Audit Logs

Authorization activity stored as Kafka topics using CloudEvents

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Preview

Customer managed keys (BYOK)

Bring your own key (BYOK) for an additional layer of security for at-rest data with support for cloud provider’s native key management service

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AWS only

PrivateLink

Enable secure and private network data transfers between your AWS account and Confluent Cloud

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AWS only

Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
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Basic

Service
Uptime SLA
99.5%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
-
Scale
Throughput limit
100MBps
Storage limit
5 TB
Partition limit
2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
1 task limit per connector
Private network connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
-
AWS Transit Gateway
-
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
-
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
PrivateLink
-
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
-

Standard

Service
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Throughput limit
100MBps
Storage limit
5 TB
Partition limit
2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private network connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
-
AWS Transit Gateway
-
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
-
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
PrivateLink
-
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
-

Dedicated

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Service
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Throughput limit
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Storage limit
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Partition limit
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private network connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
AWS Transit Gateway
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs

Preview

Customer managed keys (BYOK)

AWS only

PrivateLink

AWS only

Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness

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