Confluent Operator

Orchestrate Apache Kafka® on Kubernetes

(Available soon) Confluent Operator automates provisioning, management and operations of Confluent Platform using the Kubernetes Operator API. It operationalizes years of experience acquired by Confluent delivering Confluent Platform as a fully-managed service on the leading public clouds with Confluent Cloud.

Why the Confluent Operator?

Kubernetes has become the open-source standard for orchestrating containerized applications across any cloud. Operator helps organizations that have standardized on Kubernetes as their platform runtime build and operate an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform.

  • Provision in Minutes

    Automate the deployment of production-ready Docker images for Confluent Platform to achieve zero-touch provisioning in minutes.

  • Automate Like the Experts

    Scale your Kafka clusters elastically, use automated data balancing and automate rolling updates. Operator operationalizes the management best practices acquired by Confluent from years of running Kafka.

  • Run a Complete Streaming Platform

    Automate deployment and operations beyond Apache Kafka with key components of Confluent Platform, including Schema Registry, REST Proxy, and Kafka Connect.

  • Operate at Scale

    Use the same battle-tested technology that we have been using to run Confluent Cloud in production and at scale, delivering a 24×7 fully-managed streaming service with 99.95% uptime guarantee.

  • Deploy on Any Cloud

    Make your event streaming platform cloud-agnostic with support for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Heptio Kubernetes Subscription, Microsoft Azure Container Service (AKS), Mesosphere DC/OS, Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and Red Hat OpenShift.

  • Supported by Confluent

    Quickly resolve technical issues with 24x7x365, 1-hour response time support from the experts at operating Apache Kafka on Kubernetes in production and at scale.

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Getting Started with Apache Kafka and Kubernetes

Helm Charts

Get Started Now with Helm Charts

Don’t want to wait for the fully-supported Confluent Operator? Get started now with your deployment of Confluent Platform on Kubernetes, using the open source Helm Charts developed jointly by Confluent and Pivotal. Helm Charts are community-supported configuration templates that simplify deployment of your Kafka pods on Kubernetes using official Docker images.

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Deployment Guidance

Run Confluent Platform on Kubernetes Using Best Practices

Understand Kubernetes terms, concepts, considerations, helm charts, storage, traffic, log aggregation, metrics and more. Get best practices to help software developers and production operations teams with their deployment of Confluent Platform on Kubernetes

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Follow Guidance on How to Deploy on Kubernetes Using Helm Charts

The Reference Architecture provides a detailed architecture for deploying Confluent Platform on Kubernetes. Follow the detailed guidance provided on how to deploy on Kubernetes using the open source Helm Charts.

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Case Study

Streaming Data Empowers RBC to be a Data-Driven Organization

Royal Bank of Canada built a real-time, scalable, and event-driven data architecture for their rapidly growing number of cloud, machine learning and AI initiatives. Learn why they selected Confluent Platform to be the foundation of that data architecture.

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