To enhance and simplify your partnering experience with Confluent, we offer the following responses to some frequently asked questions. Please reach out to email@example.com should you need to further discuss your partnership with Confluent.
A supported application from a 3rd party vendor that integrates with Confluent Platform, and has been assessed by Confluent to meet certain quality and functionality requirements.
Verified Integrations are highlighted in our listing of integrations, giving greater prominence and accessibility to them. Technical partners with Verified Integrations are eligible for cross-marketing activities.
Confidence in the integration’s quality and available support.
No. One of the requirements for a Verified Integration is that it must be fully supported by a vendor who is a Confluent Technical Partner.
No, there is no fee to join the Confluent Technology Partner Program.
Technical Partners can either write integrations themselves—with the support of Confluent’s partner engineering team—or Confluent can recommend partners who can undertake this development work on a commercial basis. Please reach out to the Confluent team for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two levels of Verified Integration: Standard and Gold.
Integrations must at a minimum support schema handling in line with Kafka Connect’s standards, including Avro and the Confluent Schema Registry.Gold level of Verified Integration, functionality requirements include support for Single Message Transforms, Confluent Control Center integration, and more. Full details can be found in the Verification Guide.
"Certified Connector" is a depreciated term (as of March 2018), and has been replaced by "Verified Integration." Integrations is a broader term, of which those written using the Kafka Connect framework are a subset. Thus, all connectors are integrations, and we use this umbrella term.The term Connector refers specifically to code written using the Kafka Connect API. We now use the term "Verified" in place of "Certified."