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Working with data in motion means working with Apache Kafka®. First developed at LinkedIn by the founders of Confluent, Kafka is a distributed event streaming technology leveraged by over 70% of the Fortune 500 and capable of handling trillions of events a day. Confluent provides a platform for data in motion built around Kafka that is cloud-native, complete, and available everywhere it’s needed.

What is Apache Kafka ?

What is Kafka?

Apache Kafka is a community distributed event streaming technology capable of handling trillions of events a day. Initially conceived as a messaging queue, Kafka is based on an abstraction of a distributed commit log. Since being created and open sourced by LinkedIn in 2011, Kafka has quickly evolved from messaging queue to a full-fledged event streaming platform.

Founded by the original developers of Apache Kafka, Confluent provides the industry's only fully managed, cloud-native data streaming platform with Confluent Cloud. Built around Kafka, Confluent Cloud provides teams with a complete platform for connecting and processing all of their data in order to securely and reliably deliver the real-time experiences today's businesses need.

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Where does Kafka fit in?

Confluent is so much more than Apache Kafka®

Used by over 70% of the Fortune 500, Apache Kafka has become the foundational platform for data in motion, but self-supporting the open source project puts you in the business of managing low-level data infrastructure. That’s why modern businesses choose Confluent, so they can keep their focus where it matters. With Kafka at its core, Confluent offers a more complete, cloud-native platform to set your data in motion, available everywhere your data and applications reside.

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Set your data in motion while avoiding the headaches of infrastructure management and focus on what matters most: your business. With Confluent you get the industry’s only fully managed, cloud-native, and complete service for connecting and processing all of your real-time data, everywhere it needs to be.

Cloud-Native

Run Kafka at massive scale cost-effectively without the operational burden

Complete

Go way beyond Kafka to build real-time apps quickly, reliably, and securely

Everywhere

Work with real-time events in the cloud, across clouds, and on-premises

Mastering Kafka Streams and ksqlDB

Stream processing has never been a more essential programming paradigm

Designing Event-Driven Systems

Concepts and Patterns for Streaming Services with Apache Kafka

Event-Driven Microservices Architecture

Event-driven microservices allow for real-time microservices communication

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