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Confluent for Intelligent Manufacturing

Harness the power of big data and a variety of sensor data, from production line equipment to products in the market, 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 an event streaming 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.

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.

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.

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.

Freedom of Choice

Deploy Confluent Platform and MongoDB on any cloud, or stream across on-premises and public clouds; self-managed or fully managed in Confluent Cloud

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


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Let’s Get Started

As founders and original creators of Apache Kafka, we’ve extended Kafka to create a truly secure, resilient and compliant event streaming platform that’s available as both self-managed software and a fully managed cloud service.

Confluent Cloud

Fully managed service

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Confluent Platform

Self-managed software

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