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Confluent for Intelligent Manufacturing

Harness the power of data in motion by capturing a variety of sensor data, from production line equipment to products, in real-time for manufacturing resiliency. Build an efficient supply chain, increase plant productivity, and improve production quality and predictability.

With the onset of Industry 4.0 and an increasingly competitive environment, innovative manufacturers are embracing the power of data, Industrial IoT (IIoT) concepts and next-gen technologies such as 5G, IoT sensors and platforms, edge computing, AI and analytics, robotics, blockchain and virtual/augmented reality to transform their business. However, the distributed nature of manufacturing coupled with legacy data infrastructures escalates IT complexity, impedes digitization and slows the business.

Confluent delivers a data in motion platform based on Apache Kafka® to empower you to easily access data as real-time streams, unlock legacy data, and integrate data silos. Designed to run anywhere, in your factory, datacenter or in the cloud, Confluent will enable you to modernize your data architecture, streamline your operations, integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise and supply chain and realize the full potential of a digital factory.

Trusted by the World’s Leading Manufacturing Vendors

Confluent is used by Manufacturers for a wide variety of use-cases.


How Confluent Can Help

Aggregate, orchestrate and integrate data, across all your systems, suppliers and partners in real-time and at scale to drive automation and IoT innovation.

Build an End-to-end Connected Supply Chain

From the plant floor and warehouse operations right through to distribution and delivery to gain a real-time view of your supply chain, improve traceability and visibility on goods, people, assets and events. Increase inventory accuracy and forecasting and reduce risks with fulfillment.

Boost Product Quality and Manufacturing Operations

Break down silos across your SCM systems, ERP systems, order fulfillment systems, IoT devices and your ecosystem and integrate data in real-time to increase production yield and reduce waste, improve end-product quality, predict maintenance issues, prevent breakdowns and reduce costs related to unplanned downtime or equipment failures.

Enhance Innovation and Agility with Digital Twins

Achieve servitization to improve customer satisfaction and grow profits. Integrate to the sensors, real-time applications and batch systems and build a digital twin by easily replicating, reprocessing, re-consuming, and storing data for predictive maintenance, reduced downtime and efficient inventory management.

Modernize and Optimize Cyber Security

Capture and aggregate data from all security log sources for centralized management, to identify real-time threats, and to filter appropriate data for downstream analysis with specialized tools for security incident and event management (SIEM). Aggregate data across various lines of business, validate and conform to reporting standards. Build a centralized compliance hub to adhere to various regulatory requirements.

Explore Common Use Case Recipes

Go from idea to proof-of-concept with a toolkit of code samples for the most popular use cases in the manufacturing industry.

Optimize Fleet Management

Flag Abnormal IoT Devices

Create Geolocation Alerts and Promotions

Track Order Shipments in Real-Time

Integrate and Offload Mainframe Data

Identify Firewall Deny Events

Integrate legacy messaging systems to Kafka

Enrich Orders with Change Data Capture (CDC)

Industry Recognition

Why Confluent

Accelerate application development, reduce operational burden and costs, fast track to the cloud and propel your businesses forward.

Unrestricted Developer Productivity

Democratize Kafka for a wider range of developers and accelerate how fast they build event streaming applications.

Efficient Operations at Scale

Minimize operational complexity while ensuring high performance and scalability as data streaming grows through your organization.

Production-Stage Prerequisites

Architect the platform with the foundational enterprise-level attributes needed to implement event streaming in production.

Freedom of Choice

Deploy Confluent on any cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

Committer-Driven Expertise

Built by the original creators of Kafka, get Gold Support from the world’s foremost Kafka experts, who work directly with Kafka committers to assist you throughout the application development lifecycle.

Save Time and Money

Offload the burden of Kafka management, save on hardware, and automatically fine-tune your infrastructure to maximize efficiency and core business value.

Why Customers Love Confluent


Bosch Power Tools

Confluent Cloud enables a small team of solution architects at Bosch to power a large-scale digital transformation with new applications that process and respond to real-time events

Let’s Get Started

As founders and original creators of Apache Kafka, we’ve extended Kafka to create a truly secure, resilient and compliant data in motion platform that’s available across hybrid and multicloud environments.


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Fully managed, cloud-native service for Apache Kafka

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