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 Confluent Platform includes:

  • Apache Kafka
  • Community features: licensed free forever
  • Commercial features: free 30 day trial
Version 5.1

What's Included?



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

Control Center


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



Offers connectors developed and supported by Confluent



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



Enables stream processing against Apache Kafka using SQL-like semantics

Auto Data Balancer


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

Schema Registry


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

Security Features


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

REST Proxy


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

MQTT Proxy


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

Operator (coming soon)


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 try commercial features free for 30 days.

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