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Confluent Cloud

Cloud-native service for Apache Kafka®

Set data in motion while avoiding the headaches of infrastructure management. Focus on what matters: your business. Confluent Cloud is a fully managed, cloud-native Kafka service for connecting and processing all of your data, everywhere it’s needed.

  • AWS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud

Fully Managed Cloud Service

Stay out of Kafka Ops and deliver more value

Confluent’s elastic scalability and virtually infinite storage simplifies real-time data movement across public and private clouds—but it’s way more than just Kafka. You get out-of-the-box connectors to the most popular data sources/sinks in the Kafka ecosystem, SQL-based stream processing, a governance suite for streaming data, and more—all fully managed in the same cloud UI.

Why Confluent Cloud?


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


Simplify planning with no-limits storage

  • Infinite data storage and retention within Kafka topics (AWS & Google Cloud)


Do more with data in motion

  • Integrate all your systems quickly with 120+ connectors
  • Real-time stream processing with fully-managed ksqlDB
  • Discover, understand, and trust your event streams with a fully managed governance suite for data in motion

Highly available

Reliably scale mission-critical apps

  • Guaranteed 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated capacity
  • Multi AZ Replication


Run with enterprise-grade security & compliance

  • At-rest & in-transit data encryption with BYOK options (AWS & Google Cloud)
  • SAML/SSO for user AuthN
  • Kafka ACLs for AuthZ, Cluster Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Zookeeper secure by default
  • Private networking via VPC/VNet peering, AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, and AWS Transit Gateway (Dedicated clusters)
  • Topic- and cluster-level health metrics
  • Activity monitoring with audit logs
Fully Managed Components

Build and launch faster

Go beyond Kafka and build complete, real-time apps with ready-to-use development tools.

120+ Connectors

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

Stream Processing

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

Stream Governance

The industry’s only fully managed governance suite for data in motion

Work in the language of your choice

Write to Kafka in multiple development languages including Java, C, Python, Node.js, Ruby, and more using Confluent-supported and community-supported client libraries.

What's new with Confluent Cloud?


The Ingress: Confluent Cloud Newsletter


Security updates in Confluent Cloud


Streaming ETL Demo: MongoDB to Snowflake


Workshop: Build Event-Driven Microservices with Apache Kafka®, Kotlin, and Ktor

Apache Kafka® as a cloud-native service

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