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Confluent Platform

Complete, enterprise-grade distribution of Apache Kafka®

Connect, process, and react to your data in real-time with the foundational platform for data in motion. Confluent Platform offers a complete, self-managed platform for continuously streaming data from across your organization to power rich customer experiences and data-driven operations.

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    Easily link Confluent clusters together to form a highly available, consistent, and real-time bridge between on-prem and cloud environments and provide teams with self-service access to data wherever it resides

Confluent Platform

Confluent Completes Kafka

Apache Kafka
  • Self-managed Software
  • Availability Everywhere
  • Fully Managed Cloud Service
  • Enterprise Support
  • Professional Services
  • Committer-Driven Expertise
  • Training
  • Partners

Benefits

Unrestricted developer productivity

Democratize access to Kafka and accelerate the development of modern applications that react to events in real-time.

Efficient operations at scale

Simplify the day-to-day operations of managing Kafka while maximizing its performance, availability, and scalability.

Production-stage prerequisites

Minimize the risk of security breaches and downtime for your mission-critical applications with enterprise-grade features.

Freedom of choice

Deploy on your preferred infrastructure, from bare-metal to Kubernetes, or leverage the industry’s only cloud-native Kafka service in Confluent Cloud

Committer-driven expertise

Partner with the world’s foremost Kafka experts, who work directly with Kafka committers to assist you throughout the application development lifecycle.

Platform Capabilities

Features

Unrestricted Developer Productivity

  • Multi-language Development
    • Non-Java clients
      Write producers and consumers using C/C++, Python, Go, and.NET
    • REST Proxy
      Provide access to Kafka from any network connected device
    • Admin REST APIs
      RESTful interface for performing administrative operations
  • Rich Pre-built Ecosystem
    • Connectors
      Instantly stream data using most popular data sources and sinks with a broad ecosystem of pre-built connectors
    • MQTT Proxy
      Access Kafka from MQTT devices and gateways without the need for a MQTT Broker in the middle
    • Schema Registry
      Offers a central registry for the format of Kafka data to guarantee compatibility
  • Event Streaming Database
    • ksqlDB
      Build event streaming applications that use stream processing with a lightweight SQL syntax

Efficient Operations At Scale

  • GUI-driven Management & Monitoring
    • Control Center
      Manage key operations and monitor the health and performance of Kafka clusters using curated dashboards
    • Health+
      Ensure system health and minimize business disruption with intelligent alerting and cloud-based monitoring tools
  • Flexible DevOps Automation
    • Confluent for Kubernetes
      Leverage a complete, declarative API to deploy and operate Confluent Platform as a cloud-native system
    • Ansible
      Automate deployment of Confluent Platform on non-containerized environments
  • Dynamic Performance & Elasticity
    • Self-Balancing Clusters
      Automate partition rebalances to improve Kafka’s performance, elasticity, and ease of operations
    • Tiered Storage
      Achieve infinite retention and elastic scalability by offloading older Kafka data to inexpensive object storage

Production-Stage Prerequisites

  • Enterprise-grade Security
    • Role-Based Access Control
      Centrally manage access to critical resources across the entire platform with fine-tuned authorization granularity
    • Structured Audit Logs
      Trace user actions in a set of dedicated Kafka topics to detect abnormal behaviour and security threats
    • Secret Protection
      Encrypt sensitive information (e.g. passwords) within configuration files to avoid exposing secrets
  • Data Compatibility
    • Schema Validation
      Ensure data compatibility by validating and enforcing schemas in the Kafka broker with topic-level granularity
  • Global Resilience
    • Cluster Linking
      Build hybrid architectures with a secure, reliable, and cost-effective bridge between on-prem and cloud environments
    • Multi-Region Clusters
      Run a single Kafka cluster across multiple datacenters and protect against disasters with automated client failover
    • Replicator
      Replicate topics between Kafka clusters using asynchronous replication tooling built on the Kafka Connect framework
  • Open Source
  • Community feature
  • Commercial feature
Customer Stories

Global leaders are powered by Confluent.

Superior Customer Experiences

RBC improves their customer experience through data while staying compliant with industry regulations.

Scalable Online Marketplace

HomeAway manages double-digit billion messages per day with Kafka Streams and Confluent Platform.

Increased Pace of Digital Innovation

Alight Solutions increases the pace of digital deliveries with a unified data platform.