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Confluent Platform

Enterprise event streaming platform built by the original creators of Apache Kafka®

Confluent Platform

Apache Kafka
  • Self-managed Software
  • Freedom of Choice
  • Fully managed Cloud Service
  • Enterprise Support
  • Professional Services
  • Committer-Driven Expertise
  • Training
  • Partners

Benefits

  • Unrestricted developer productivity

    Democratize Kafka for a wider range of developers and accelerate how fast they build event streaming applications.

  • Efficient operations at scale

    Minimize operational complexity while ensuring high performance and scalability as event streaming grows through your organization.

  • Production-stage prerequisites

    Architect the platform with the foundational enterprise-level attributes needed to implement event streaming in production.

  • Freedom of choice

    Deploy on-premises, in public or hybrid cloud, from bare-metal to Kubernetes, or leverage a fully managed cloud service with Confluent Cloud

  • Committer-driven expertise

    Leverage the world’s foremost Kafka experts, who work directly with Kafka committers to assist you throughout the application development lifecycle.

Features

Unrestricted Developer Productivity

  • Multi-language Development
    • Non-Java clients
      Write producers and consumers using C/C++, Python, Go, and.NET
    • REST Proxy
      Provide access to Kafka from any network connected device
    • Admin REST APIs
      RESTful interface for performing administrative operations
  • Rich Pre-built Ecosystem
    • Connectors
      Instantly stream data using most popular data sources and sinks with a broad ecosystem of pre-built connectors
    • MQTT Proxy
      Access Kafka from MQTT devices and gateways without the need for a MQTT Broker in the middle
    • Schema Registry
      Offers a central registry for the format of Kafka data to guarantee compatibility.
  • Event Streaming Database
    • ksqlDB
      Build event streaming applications that use stream processing with a lightweight SQL syntax

Efficient Operations At Scale

  • Flexible DevOps Automation
    • K8s Operator
      Automate deployment and key lifecycle operations of Confluent Platform on Kubernetes
    • Ansible
      Automate deployment of Confluent Platform on non-containerized environments
  • Dynamic Performance & Elasticity
    • Self-Balancing Clusters
      Automate partition rebalances to improve Kafka’s performance, elasticity, and ease of operations
    • Tiered Storage
      Achieve infinite retention and elastic scalability by offloading older Kafka data to inexpensive object storage

Production-Stage Prerequisites

  • Enterprise-grade Security
    • Role-Based Access Control
      Centrally manage access to critical resources across the entire platform with fine-tuned authorization granularity
    • Structured Audit Logs
      Trace user actions in a set of dedicated Kafka topics to detect abnormal behaviour and security threats
    • Secret Protection
      Encrypt sensitive information (e.g. passwords) within configuration files to avoid exposing secrets
  • Data Compatibility
    • Schema Validation
      Ensure data compatibility by validating and enforcing schemas in the Kafka broker with topic-level granularity
  • Global Resilience
    • Multi-Region Clusters
      Run a single Kafka cluster across multiple datacenters and protect against disasters with automated client failover
    • Replicator
      Migrate topics between Kafka clusters across data centers and public clouds
    • Cluster Linking (preview)
      Deploy hybrid cloud and multi-cloud Kafka clusters by connecting independent clusters to one another
  • Open Source
  • Community feature
  • Commercial feature

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