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|Apache Kafka||Confluent Open Source||Confluent Enterprise|
|Apache Kafka||High throughput, low latency, high availability, secure distributed streaming platform|
|Kafka Connect API||Advanced API for connecting external sources/destinations into Kafka|
|Kafka Streams API||Simple library that enables streaming application development within the Kafka framework|
|Additional Clients||Supports non-Java clients; C, C++, Python, .NET and several others|
|REST Proxy||Provides universal access to Kafka from any network connected device via HTTP|
|Schema Registry||Central registry for the format of Kafka data – guarantees all data is always consumable|
|Pre-Built Connectors||HDFS, JDBC, Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 and other connectors fully certified and supported by Confluent|
|Confluent Control Center||Enables easy connector management, monitoring and alerting for a Kafka cluster|
|Auto Data Balancer||Rebalancing data across cluster to remove bottlenecks|
|Replicator||Multi-datacenter replication simplifies and automates MDC Kafka clusters|
|Support||Enterprise class support to keep your Kafka environment running at top performance||Community||Community||24x7x365|
The Apache streaming platform comprised of Kafka Core, Kafka Streams, and Kafka Connect is the foundation of the Confluent Platform.
Kafka components enable the capture, movement, processing and storage of data streams in a distributed, fault-tolerant fashion across a large organization in real time.
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