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Scalable pricing for every budget

Set your data in motion with Confluent Cloud, available on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Begin development with scale-to-zero Kafka pricing in Basic clusters and move to Standard or Dedicated as use cases evolve.

    • Single AZ Replication
    • Stream Governance suite with Schema Registry, stream catalog, and interactive stream lineage maps
    • At-rest & in-transit data encryption, Kafka ACLs, SAML/SSO
    • Available add-ons:
      Managed Connectors
      Real-time stream processing
    • 1 task per Connector
    • First 10 partitions free
    • Up to 100MBps throughput
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    Standard

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    Everything in Basic, plus:

    • 99.95% Uptime SLA
    • Single & Multi AZ Replication
    • Unlimited tasks per Connector
    • First 500 partitions free
    • Infinite Storage (AWS & Google Cloud)
    • Audit Logs
  • Dedicated

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    Everything in Standard, plus:

    • Single-tenant environment with GBps scale
    • Private networking via VPC/VNet peering, AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, and AWS Transit Gateway
    • Encryption options with AWS and Google Cloud Customer Managed Keys (BYOK)
    • Broker-side Schema ID Validation
    • No charge for partitions
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Estimate your monthly bill

Simple, transparent, usage-based pricing for use cases large and small. New signups receive $400 to spend within Confluent Cloud during their first 60 days.

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Step 2 - Select Provider and Region
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Step 3 - Monthly Bill Estimate

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Read
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Retention
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Partitions
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New signups receive $400 to spend within Confluent Cloud during their first 60 days.

Already running Kafka at higher throughput?

Learn how to lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 60%.

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*Monthly estimates based on 720 hours per month. Storage charges based on default topic replication factor of 3. Contact sales for more information.

Easy, line-by-line account management

Confluent monthly bills are based upon resource consumption:

  • Kafka clusters are billed for Networking ($/GB), Partitions ($/partition/hour), and Storage ($/GB-hour). Standard clusters also include a fixed base cost ($/hour).
  • Add-on use of Connectors is billed based upon throughput ($/GB) and a connector task base price for Dedicated clusters ($/task/hour).
  • Add-on use of ksqlDB is billed based upon Confluent streaming units ($/unit/hour).
  • Add-on use of Cluster Linking is billed at an hourly rate per link ($/Hour/Link) and by the data sent/received over all links ($/GB).
  • Add-on use of Audit Logs is billed based upon data read ($/GB).

Learn more about Confluent Cloud Billing.

Purchase through your cloud marketplace

Sign up for Confluent through your existing cloud provider to unify billing and leverage your existing cloud commitments.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud

Cluster Details

Features

Pricing

Features

Basic

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Standard

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Dedicated

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Service

SLAs covers both infrastructure and software including Apache Kafka bug fixes on-demand

3x replication across a single availability zone (AZ)

3x replication across three unique availability zones (AZ). Service not available in cloud regions with less than 3 AZs

Uptime SLA
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
 
99.5%99.95%99.95%
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Scale

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

Throughput limit
Storage limit
Partition limit
Auto data balancing
 
100MBps100MBpsUnlimited
Based on custom provisioning
5 TBInfinite Storage (AWS, Google CLoud) | 5 TB (Azure)Infinite Storage (AWS, Google Cloud) | 10 TB (Azure)
20482048Unlimited
Based on custom provisioning
Managed Components

Limits: 1,000 schemas per environment; 10,000 catalog objects per environment

Build event streaming applications that use stream processing with a lightweight SQL syntax.

Enable easy import and export of data from some of the most commonly used data systems View List of fully managed connectors

Stream Governance
ksqlDB
Connectors
 
1 task limit per connector
Private Network Connectivity

Connect up to 5 VPCs/VNets to Confluent Cloud

VPC/Vnet Peering
AWS PrivateLink
Azure Private Link
AWS Transit Gateway
 
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Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
 
Monitoring & Visibility

Automated, end-to-end, graphical event stream maps with real-time throughput metrics and one-click downloads View docs

Consume pre-aggregated Kafka cluster and topic level metrics through an API interface

Stream lineage
Metrics API
 
Security

TLS v1.2 for in-transit data & native cloud provider disk encryption for data at-rest

Enforce granular controls over Kafka topic access

Leverage existing Identity Provider (e.g. Okta, OneLogin, AD, Ping) for managing user authentication

Authorization activity stored as Kafka topics using CloudEvents

Bring your own key (BYOK) for an additional layer of security for at-rest data with support for cloud provider’s native key management service

Establish granular user and admin permissions for access and management of environments and clusters

Data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
Customer managed keys (BYOK)
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
 
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Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness
 
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Basic

Try Free
Service
Uptime SLA
99.5%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
-
Scale
Throughput limit100MBps
Storage limit5 TB
Partition limit2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Stream Governance
ksqlDB
Connectors
1 task limit per connector
Private Network Connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
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AWS PrivateLink-
Azure Private Link-
AWS Transit Gateway-
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & Visibility
Stream lineage
Metrics API
Security
Data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs-
Customer managed keys (BYOK)-
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness-

Standard

Get started
Service
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Throughput limit100MBps
Storage limitInfinite Storage (AWS, Google CLoud) | 5 TB (Azure)
Partition limit2048
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Stream Governance
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private Network Connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
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AWS PrivateLink-
Azure Private Link-
AWS Transit Gateway-
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & Visibility
Stream lineage
Metrics API
Security
Data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
Customer managed keys (BYOK)-
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness-

Dedicated

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Service
Uptime SLA
99.95%
Single AZ clusters
Multi AZ clusters
Scale
Throughput limitUnlimited
Based on custom provisioning
Storage limitInfinite Storage (AWS, Google Cloud) | 10 TB (Azure)
Partition limitUnlimited
Based on custom provisioning
Auto data balancing
Managed Components
Stream Governance
ksqlDB
Connectors
Private Network Connectivity
VPC/Vnet Peering
AWS PrivateLink
Azure Private Link
AWS Transit Gateway
Cloud Providers
AWS
Azure
GCP
Monitoring & Visibility
Stream lineage
Metrics API
Security
Data encryption
Kafka ACLs
SAML/SSO
Audit Logs
Customer managed keys (BYOK)AWS, Google Cloud
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Compliance
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
ISO 27001
PCI
GDPR readiness
HIPAA readiness

Pricing FAQ’s

How is my monthly bill calculated?

Confluent monthly bills are based upon resource consumption:

  • Kafka clusters are billed for Networking ($/GB), Storage ($/hour), and fixed costs including Partitions ($/hour).
  • Add-on use of Connectors is billed based upon throughput ($/GB) and a task base price for Dedicated clusters ($/task/hour).
  • Add-on use of stream processing with ksqlDB is billed based upon Confluent streaming units ($/unit/hour).
  • Add-on use of Cluster Linking is billed at an hourly rate per link ($/Hour/Link) and by the data sent/received over all links ($/GB).
  • Add-on use of Audit Logs is billed based upon data read ($/GB).

How can I get Confluent discounts?

When you commit to an annual plan, you can get discounts based on your usage.

What are annual commitments?

Confluent Cloud offers the ability to make a commitment to a minimum amount of spend. This commitment gives you access to discounts and provides the flexibility to use this commitment across the entire Confluent Cloud stack, including any Kafka cluster type, ksqlDB, Connect and Support. With self-serve provisioning and expansion, you have the freedom to consume only what you need from a commitment at any point in time. For more information about annual commitments, contact us.

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