Confluent Open Source
A developer-optimized distribution of Apache Kafka®. 100% open source.
The majority of teams use two or more languages with Kafka. Don't let language support limit what you can do.
Schema registry sets schemas for the data in your streams. The best way to ensure consistency as you scale.
Packaged by the Kafka experts at Confluent, there is no distribution of Kafka with a higher regimen of testing.
The new Confluent Command Line Interface (CLI) helps you speed up development by making it easy to get up and running. You will be able to iterate more quickly when implementing your apps and interact with the entire Confluent ecosystem.
Running a quick
$ confluent start in your terminal is all it takes to get started. From there you’ll find a list of commands, able to start/stop services like Zookeeper and Kafka brokers, load and unload connectors, check health status, and more.
Confluent and partner vendors offer tested and secure connectors for many popular data systems. Connectors make it quick and easy to start setting up reliable data pipelines.
Our connectors are all fully integrated with the platform, namely the schema registry.Learn More
Confluent Open Source includes clients that allow your Kafka cluster to talk to applications written in Java, C/C++, .NET and Python.Learn More
Stores a versioned history of all schemas and allows the evolution of schemas according to the configured compatibility settings. Also provides a plugin to clients that handles schema storage and retrieval for messages that are sent in Avro format.Watch the Online Talk
Provides a RESTful interface to your Kafka cluster. Makes it easy to produce and consume messages, view the state of your cluster, and perform administrative actions with the user of clients or native Kafka code.Learn More