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Release of Confluent Platform 4.1 includes general availability of KSQL as well as usability enhancements across the entire Confluent Platform
Palo Alto, Calif. – March 7, 2018 – Confluent, provider of the leading streaming platform based on Apache Kafka®, today announced the release of Confluent Platform 4.1, which includes the general availability of KSQL, the open source streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka as well as its integration into Confluent Platform. KSQL enables any developer who knows SQL to create real-time, streams-based applications with a familiar syntax in an easy-to-manage-and-build solution.
After the initial release of KSQL, companies are utilizing its power to conduct real-time anomaly detection while keeping the data secure, monitor and manage fleets of vehicles while responding to external conditions such as weather and traffic, and create a streaming ETL solution that delivers the right data at the right time to business analysts, among a variety of other use cases. With this release, KSQL will remain open source, making it easy to continue to read, write and process streaming data in real time using SQL-like semantics. It is now fully integrated with Confluent Platform so companies will experience the world-class support available with Confluent Open Source, enabling enterprises to utilize it for critical, production use cases.
Along with the general availability of KSQL, Confluent Platform 4.1 provides features that enhance enterprise usability and scalability across the platform, including:
“With the general availability of KSQL, now all developers can derive powerful insights from their streams of data using a familiar SQL interface,” said Neha Narkhede, co-founder, CTO and head of product at Confluent. “We’ve seen companies do all kinds of stream processing using KSQL: from real-time monitoring and fraud detection, to real-time anomaly detection and streaming ETL, and much more. We’re looking forward to helping companies around the world go mainstream with stream processing as they use KSQL in production.”
Confluent will be attending the Strata Data Conference in San Jose at booth #1131. Stop by to learn more about KSQL and see a demo of the tool in action.
Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache Kafka®, provides the leading streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. With a streaming platform that spans to the edges of an organization and captures data into streams of real-time events, businesses in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media are able to respond in real time to every customer event, transaction, user experience and market movement whether on premises or in the cloud. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Confluent Open Source at www.confluent.io/download](http://www.confluent.io/download).
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