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Confluent Platform Subscription

Confluent Platform completes Apache Kafka® to fully harness your Data in Motion

A Confluent Platform subscription provides access to:

  • Commercial features not available in Apache Kafka
  • Enterprise support for every component of the platform, including:
    • Apache Kafka (inclusive of Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams)
    • Apache ZooKeeper
    • Confluent community features (ksqlDB, Schema Registry, REST Proxy)
    • Commercial features

Commercial Features


Instantly connect to the most popular data sources and sinks with a broad ecosystem of pre-built connectors

Control Center

Manage key operations and monitor the health and performance of Kafka clusters using curated dashboards


Ensure system health and minimize business disruption with intelligent alerts and cloud-based monitoring tools

Confluent for Kubernetes

Leverage a complete, declarative API to deploy and operate Confluent Platform as a cloud-native system

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

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

Schema Validation

Ensure data compatibility by validating and enforcing schemas in the Kafka broker with topic-level granularity

Cluster Linking

Build hybrid architectures with a secure, reliable, and cost-effective bridge between on-prem and cloud environments

Multi-Region Clusters

Run a single Kafka cluster across multiple datacenters and protect against disasters with automated client failover


Replicate topics between Kafka clusters using asynchronous replication tooling built on the Kafka Connect framework

Enterprise Support

Confluent employs the world’s foremost Apache Kafka® experts, which allows us to deliver rapid, industry-leading support. The Confluent Platform subscription provides expert support at a service level agreement suitable for your needs, which may include:

  • 24/7 support
  • Access to the Confluent Knowledge Base
  • 30, 60, or 90 minute response times depending on support plan
  • Full application lifecycle support from development to operations
  • Emergency patches not yet included in open source Apache Kafka
  • Access to expert support engineers who work directly with Kafka committers

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