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Fully managed service

Fully managed Apache Kafka service available on GCP, Azure, and AWS.

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  • Elastic scaling between 0-100MBps
  • 24x7 expert Kafka support available
  • 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Stream across hybrid and multi cloud
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Confluent Platform

Self managed software

Event streaming platform that enhances Apache Kafka with community and commercially licensed features.

  • Development and connectivity tools
  • Deployment and operations automation
  • Stream processing based on SQL syntax
  • Enterprise-grade security and compliance
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Confluent Platform

Self managed software

Features
Open Source Community
Apache Kafka 2.3
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Distributed event streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day.

Connectors
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Offers community connectors developed and supported by Confluent.

Kafka Streams
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Offers a simple library that enables streaming application development within the Kafka framework.

KSQL
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Enables stream processing against Apache Kafka using SQL-like semantics.

Kafka Connect
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Delivers an advanced API for connecting external sources and destinations into Kafka.

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

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

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

commercial 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

Support 24x7x365*
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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Role-Based Access Control (Preview)
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  • Preview feature for development environments. Best effort support only
  • Provides secure authorization of access to resources by users and groups
Connectors
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Offers commercially licensed connectors developed and supported by Confluent.

Note: free forever refers to version downloaded and used in accordance with the applicable license. *Free single-broker deployment and free 30 day trial do not include Confluent Support

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