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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 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, Azure, & Google Cloud)


Do more with data in motion

  • Integrate all your systems quickly with 120+ connectors
  • Process data in real time 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 99.99% uptime SLA
  • Scale to GBps+ with dedicated capacity
  • Multi-AZ Replication
  • Topic-level and cluster-level health metrics
  • Seamless integration with monitoring tools such as Datadog and Prometheus


Run with enterprise-grade security & compliance

  • At-rest & in-transit data encryption with BYOK options (AWS & Google Cloud)
  • SAML/SSO for user authentication
  • Kafka ACLs and Cluster Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for authorization
  • Private networking via VPC/VNet peering, AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, and AWS Transit Gateway (Dedicated clusters)
  • Activity monitoring with platform-wide audit logs


Scripting and workflow automations enabled at scale

  • One CLI for managing all of Confluent, across clouds and on-premises
  • REST APIs for custom, programmatic management of clusters, service accounts, API keys, topics, connectors, and more
  • Confluent Terraform provider to scale data streaming with infrastructure managed and automated through code
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?

ROI Study

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