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Self Managed Software

Confluent Platform

Fully Managed Service

Confluent Cloud

Download the complete platform and choose which features to deploy. Confluent Platform includes:

  • Apache Kafka: Free forever
  • Community features: Free forever
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    The Confluent Community License is a source-available license that provides most of the advantages of an open source license; e.g., access to source code, freedom to modify and redistribute. Read more about the Confluent Community License here

  • Commercial features:
    • Free forever on a single Kafka broker
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      The software will allow unlimited-time usage of commercial features on a single Kafka broker. Upon adding a second broker, a 30-day timer will automatically start on commercial features, which cannot be reset by moving back to one broker

    • Free 30 day trial on unlimited Kafka brokers
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      After the 30 day trial expires on commercial features, you may continue to run Apache Kafka and any community feature in perpetuity, without any impact to your data. If you wish to license commercial features beyond the 30 day trial, contact Confluent to discuss a license subscription

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What's Included?


Clients

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Supports Kafka integration using C/C++, Python, Go, and .NET

Control Center

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Delivers a comprehensive monitoring and management system for both developers and operations teams.

Connectors

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Offers connectors developed and supported by Confluent

Replicator

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Enables replication across data centers and public clouds for disaster recovery and distributed data pipelines.

KSQL

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Enables stream processing against Apache Kafka using SQL-like semantics

Auto Data Balancer

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Optimizes resource utilization through a rack-aware algorithm that rebalances partitions across a Kafka cluster.

Schema Registry

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Offers a central registry for the format of Kafka data to guarantee compatibility

Security Features

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Enable pass through client credentials from REST Proxy / Schema Registry to Kafka broker. Map AD/LDAP groups to Kafka ACLs.

REST Proxy

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Provides universal access to Kafka from any network connected device via HTTP

MQTT Proxy

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Provides access to Kafka from MQTT devices and gateways without the need for a MQTT broker in the middle.

Operator (coming soon)

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Automates provisioning and management of Confluent Platform as a cloud-native application on Kubernetes.

Platform Features

Confluent Platform complements Apache Kafka with community and commercially licensed features. All the features are optional and independently installable. Deploy Apache Kafka along with community features free forever, and use commercial features free forever for a single Kafka broker or try them free for 30 days on unlimited Kafka brokers.

What We Offer


Apache Kafka as a Service

Unlimited Throughput

Confluent Platform Features

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KSQL, Connectors, Schema Registry currently available as self-managed components with Confluent Gold support i.e. compatible with Confluent Cloud and supported by Confluent, but deployed, upgraded and maintained by customer. Planned future availability as fully-managed service in Confluent Cloud

Infinite Retention

Uptime SLA (99.95%)

Confluent Gold Support

Enterprise-grade Security

Available in:

  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Azure (coming soon)

Sign up for Confluent Cloud or compare plans:

  • Cloud: 100 MB/s read and write, 5 TB retention
  • Cloud Enterprise: 99.95% SLA, unlimited scale, Gold support

Questions or Looking for Enterprise Pricing?

Send us a quick message and someone from our team would be happy to reach out and answer any questions you have!

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Supporting Downloads

  • Clients

  • Confluent Hub

  • Docker

Simple Pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • Only pay for what you use
  • Cancel anytime

Basic Cluster

Prices start here and you can cancel anytime. It's a no-brainer.

$0.55/hr

1 MB/s write throughput
1 MB/s read throughput
500GB storage

$0.68/hr

1 MB/s write throughput
1 MB/s read throughput
500GB storage

Expansion Options

Expand read, write or storage only as you need it. It's cost-effective and flexible.

+$0.11/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s write throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.11/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s read throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.00017/hr

Per additional +1 GB storage
Up to 5TB

+$0.14/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s write throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.14/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s read throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.00021/hr

Per additional +1 GB storage
Up to 5TB

$0.55/hr

Basic Cluster

1 MB/s write throughput
1 MB/s read throughput
500GB storage

See expansion options

+$0.11/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s
write throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.11/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s
read throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.00017/hr

Per additional +1 GB storage
Up to 5TB

$0.68/hr

Basic Cluster

1 MB/s write throughput
1 MB/s read throughput
500GB storage

+$0.14/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s
write throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.14/hr

Per additional +1 MB/s
read throughput
Up to 5 MB/s

+$0.00021/hr

Per additional +1 GB storage
Up to 5TB

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