Harnessing your data in motion with Kafka is a valuable but costly endeavor for most organizations. Even for small projects, the time and resources required to provision and manage Kafka yourself can overwhelm your people and budget.
By offloading Kafka infrastructure and operations to a fully managed service like Confluent Cloud, you can keep your best people focused on their critical projects and save your business money. We’ve found that Confluent Cloud customers experience up to a 60% reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Kafka.
Many vendors make claims around their software reducing TCO or improving ROI — but how they measure it and the assumptions they make matter. This white paper provides answers to these questions for Confluent Cloud by outlining our approach to TCO and ROI, sharing explicit customer examples, and giving lessons learned along the way.