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Scalable pricing for every budget

Start streaming in minutes with Apache Kafka® as a fully managed service on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Begin development with scale-to-zero Kafka pricing in Basic clusters and move to Standard or Dedicated as use cases evolve.

    • Single AZ Replication
    • Schema Registry
    • At-rest & in-transit data encryption, Kafka ACLs, SAML/SSO
    • End-to-end Kafka visualizations with Data Flow
    • Available add-ons:
      Managed Connectors
      Stream processing with ksqlDB
    • 1 task per Connector
    • First 10 partitions free
    • Up to 100MBps throughput
    • 5TB Storage
    • 99.5% Uptime SLA
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    Standard

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    Everything in Basic, plus:

    • 99.95% Uptime SLA
    • Single & Multi AZ Replication
    • Unlimited tasks per Connector
    • First 500 partitions free
    • Infinite Storage (AWS)
  • Dedicated

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    Everything in Standard, plus:

    • Single-tenant environment with GBps scale
    • Private networking options with VPC/VNet Peering, AWS Transit Gateway, and AWS PrivateLink
    • Security options with AWS Customer Managed Keys (BYOK)
    • No charge for partitions
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Estimate your monthly usage

Simple, transparent, usage-based pricing for use cases large and small. New signups can save up to $200 off each of their first three Confluent Cloud monthly bills.
Step 1 - Provider
Step 2 - Region and cluster type
Step 3 - Usage estimate

Unit Prices

Monthly Estimate


Base Cost
-.-- USD/hour
$-.--

Write
-.-- USD/GB
$-.--

Read
-.-- USD/GB
$-.--

Storage*
-.-- USD/GB-hour
$-.--

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

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.

Line-by-line billing & account management

Confluent Cloud’s Billing & Payment tools provide on-demand insights into your usage. Monthly bills are based upon resource consumption:


  • Kafka clusters are billed for Networking ($/GB), Storage ($/hour), and fixed costs including Partitions ($/hour).
  • Add-on use of Connectors is billed based upon throughput ($/GB) and a task base price for Dedicated clusters ($/task/hour).
  • Add-on use of ksqlDB is billed based upon Confluent streaming units ($/unit/hour).

Learn more about Confluent Cloud Billing.

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Cluster Details

Features
Pricing
Features

Standard

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Dedicated

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Service
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
Uptime SLA
99.5%
99.95%
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
-
Scale
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
Throughput limit
100MBps
100MBps
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Storage limit
5 TB

Infinite Storage (AWS)

5 TB (Azure, Google Cloud)

Infinite Storage (AWS)

10 TB (Azure, Google Cloud)

Partition limit
2048
2048
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
1 task limit per connector
Private network connectivity
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
VPC/Vnet Peering
-
-
AWS Transit Gateway
-
-
Cloud Providers
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
-
-

Preview

Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
-

AWS only

PrivateLink
-
-

AWS only

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Preview
Preview

Preview

Compliance
Basic
Standard
Dedicated
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
-
-
Service
Basic
Uptime SLA
99.5%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
-
Scale
Basic
Throughput limit
100MBps
Storage limit
5 TB
Partition limit
2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Basic
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
1 task limit per connector
Private network connectivity
Basic
VPC/Vnet Peering
-
AWS Transit Gateway
-
Cloud Providers
Basic
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Basic
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
Basic
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
-
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
PrivateLink
-
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Preview
Compliance
Basic
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
-

Standard

Get started
Service
Standard
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Standard
Throughput limit
100MBps
Storage limit

Infinite Storage (AWS)

5 TB (Azure, Google Cloud)

Partition limit
2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Standard
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private network connectivity
Standard
VPC/Vnet Peering
-
AWS Transit Gateway
-
Cloud Providers
Standard
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Standard
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
Standard
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
-
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
-
PrivateLink
-
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Preview
Compliance
Standard
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
-

Dedicated

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Service
Dedicated
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Dedicated
Throughput limit
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Storage limit

Infinite Storage (AWS)

10 TB (Azure, Google Cloud)

Partition limit
Unlimited

Based on custom provisioning

Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Dedicated
Schema Registry
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private network connectivity
Dedicated
VPC/Vnet Peering
AWS Transit Gateway
Cloud Providers
Dedicated
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & visibility
Dedicated
Data flow
Metrics API
Security
Dedicated
At-rest & in-transit data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs

Preview

Customer managed keys (BYOK)

AWS only

PrivateLink

AWS only

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Preview

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

Access competitive pricing for high-throughput usage

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Pricing FAQ's

How is my monthly bill calculated?

As part of our usage based pricing, Confluent Cloud monthly bills are based on your consumption of resources within your cloud organization.

  • Kafka clusters are billed for Networking ($/GB), Storage ($/hour), and fixed costs including Partitions ($/hour).
  • Add-on use of Connectors is billed based upon throughput ($/GB) and a task base price for Dedicated clusters ($/task/hour).
  • Add-on use of ksqlDB is billed based upon Confluent streaming units ($/unit/hour).

How can I get Confluent Cloud discounts?

When you commit to an annual plan, you can get discounts based on your usage. Learn more.

What are annual commitments?

Confluent Cloud offers the ability to make a commitment to a minimum amount of spend. This commitment gives you access to discounts and provides the flexibility to use this commitment across the entire Confluent Cloud stack, including any Kafka cluster type, ksqlDB, Connect and Support. With self-serve provisioning and expansion, you have the freedom to consume only what you need from a commitment at any point in time. For more information about annual commitments, contact us.

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