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 GCP, AWS and Azure clouds.

  • Google Cloud
  • AWS
  • Microsoft Azure
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The little Lyft car that moves on your screen, Kafka powers that car. Between Confluent Cloud and Kafka, we are running close to 100 billion writes per day now.

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.

Scalable

Scale with cloud-native agility

  • Scale elastically between 0 - 100 MBps
  • No need to size or provision clusters
  • 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 planned 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 KSQL
  • Integrate all your systems quickly with Kafka connectors

Confluent Cloud Features

  • Fully managed Platform

  • Kafka Management
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    Stream without the overhead of managing Kafka environments with managed installation, provisioning, configuration and broker maintenance

  • Kafka Upgrades
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    Always on the latest stable version that includes patch releases in advance of Apache release. In-place upgrades without downtime

  • Schema Registry
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    Provides a central registry to ensure data consistency and data governance

  • Managed Connectors
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    Enable easy import and export of data from some of the most commonly used data systems. AWS S3, Google GCS & BigQuery, Azure Blob sinks and more

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    KSQL
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    KSQL is the simplest way to perform stream processing on Kafka by using a familiar, SQL-like interface.

    Components in preview do not include support and are not recommended for production use cases. For production, components available as self-managed

  • Service

  • 99.95% uptime SLA
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    SLAs covers both infrastructure and software including managed Apache Kafka, Confluent Schema Registry and managed connectors

  • Single or multi-az replication
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    Single and multi availability zone (AZ) replication options available. Multi-AZ replication consists of replication across 3 availability zones.

  • Highly scalable
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    Elastically scale between 0-100MBps as part of a serverless experience with standard clusters; Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated provisioned capacity.

  • Auto data balancing
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    Data balancing optimizes resource utilization through a rack-aware algorithm that rebalances partitions across a Kafka cluster so you don’t have to manually rebalance your partitions

  • 24x7 expert support
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    Production level support with 30 to 60 minute response time based on production level subscriptions. Support from the team that commits 80% of open source Kafka code. View support options

  • Compliance

  • SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
  • PCI Level 2
  • ISO 27001
  • GDPR readiness
  • Dedicated setup required
    HIPAA readiness
  • Security

  • Encryption
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    Data at rest & in motion encryption

  • Authentication
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    Client authentication: SASL/PLAIN

    User authentication: SAML SSO (optional)

  • Authorization
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    Access Control Lists (ACLs)

  • Dedicated setup required
    Private networking
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    VPC Peering and AWS Transit Gateway options available for our dedicated setup

Simple Pricing

Standard
Consumption-based
Dedicated
Custom pricing

Only pay for what you use

No minimum fees

No upfront cost

No termination fees

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Data in

$ / GB write
$0.11$0.13$0.22

Data out

$ / GB read
$0.11$0.13$0.24

Data out

$ / GB retained
$0.10$0.10$0.10
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Consumption metrics

Data in

Starting $ / GB write

$0.11

Data out

Starting $ / GB read

$0.11

Data out

Starting $ / GB months

$0.10

Prices vary based on the performance and cost of the underlying cloud provider and cloud region

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Consumption metrics

Data in

Starting $ / GB write

$0.13

Data out

Starting $ / GB read

$0.13

Data out

Starting $ / GB months

$0.10

Prices vary based on the performance and cost of the underlying cloud provider and cloud region

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Consumption metrics

Data in

Starting $ / GB write

$0.22

Data out

Starting $ / GB read

$0.24

Data out

Starting $ / GB months

$0.10

Prices vary based on the performance and cost of the underlying cloud provider and cloud region

Prices vary by cloud region.

Pricing Example 01

In June, your cluster has a total of 100GB of data going in and a total of 200GB of data going out. At any given point, the cluster uses 100GB of storage. The cluster is in Google Cloud region us-east1.

Data in charges:

100GB x $0.11/GB = $11.00

Data out charges:

200GB x $0.11/GB = $22.00

Data retained charges:

100GB x $0.10/GB-month = $10.00

Total charges

$11.00 + $22.00 + $10.00 = $43.00

Pricing Example 02

In June, you are running a cluster that streams data in and data out at a rate of 1MB/sec with a 7-day retention policy. The cluster is in Google Cloud region us-east1.

Data in charges:

1MB/sec x 86,400 sec/day x 30 days --> 2,531GB x $0.11/GB = $278.41

Data out charges:

1MB/sec x 86,400 sec/day x 30 days --> 2,531GB x $0.11/GB = $278.41

Data retained charges:

1MB/sec x 86,400 sec/day x 7 days x replication (3) --> 1772GB x $0.10/GB-month = $177.20

Total charges

$278.41 + $278.41 + $177.20 = $734.02

Ready for mission-critical apps

Unlimited data throughput and retention

Enterprise level security & compliance

99.95% uptime SLA

VPC peering option

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