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Confluent Cloud

Apache Kafka®
Re-engineered for the Cloud

Focus on building apps and not managing clusters with a scalable, resilient and secure event streaming platform. Event streaming with Kafka made simple on AWS, Azure and GCP clouds.

Ralph Debusmann
Solution Architect at Bosch
Confluent Cloud and Kafka are the heart of all our projects, serving as a backend for new mobile apps and for collecting data from assembly lines and legacy systems.
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Why Confluent Cloud?

Confluent Cloud is the industry's only fully managed, cloud-native event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka. Apache Kafka is an open source, distributed streaming platform that enables 100,000+ organizations globally to build event-driven applications at scale. Built and operated by the original creators of Apache Kafka, Confluent Cloud provides a simple, scalable, resilient, and secure event streaming platform for the cloud-first enterprise, the DevOps-starved organization, or the agile developer on a mission.

  • Serverless

    Scale with cloud-native agility

    • Scale elastically between 0 - 100 MBps
    • No cluster sizing with self-serve provisioning
    • Pay only for what you actually stream
    • Start streaming in minutes
  • FLEXIBLE

    Stream across hybrid clouds

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

    Run mission-critical apps

    • Guarantee 99.95% uptime SLA
    • Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated capacity
    • Achieve sub 30 ms latency at scale
    • Enterprise-grade security & compliance
  • COMPLETE

    Do more with Apache Kafka

    • Ensure data compatibility with fully-managed Schema Registry
    • Real-time processing with fully-managed ksqlDB
    • Integrate all your systems quickly with Kafka connectors

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
0.00 USD/hour
$0.00

Read
0.00 USD/GB
$0.00

Write
0.00 USD/GB
$0.00

Storage*
0.00 USD/GB-hour
$0.00

Partitions
0.00 USD/hour
$0.00
-$200
Total
$0.00

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
SAML/SSO

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

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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Preview on AWS

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
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
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
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
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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
Customer managed keys (BYOK)

Preview on AWS

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

Start streaming with Confluent Cloud today with our Basic & Standard clusters

For Dedicated clusters or access to discounts on usage