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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 Google Cloud.

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, 120+ 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?


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


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


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


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

120+ Connectors

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


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.

What's new with Confluent Cloud?

Workshop: Serverless Kotlin and Apache Kafka® with Google Cloud and Confluent Cloud

Project Metamorphosis: Complete Apache Kafka

Real-Time Serverless Ingestion, Streaming, and Analytics using AWS and Confluent Cloud

Project Metamorphosis: Reliable Event Streaming

Resources for getting started with Confluent Cloud

Apache Kafka® as a fully managed cloud service

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