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Migrate from Monoliths to Event-Driven Microservices

Completely decouple your architecture and eliminate inter-service dependencies so developers can build business logic faster. Build a new class of highly scalable event-driven microservices that are resilient in design and contextually aware.

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Challenges with Monoliths and Microservices

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Software applications are the secret sauce of success for modern businesses today. But legacy applications in the past, despite having a logical modular design, were built as a large monolith with a single code base, sharing access to a single database and deployed as a single unit. While this approach worked a decade ago, this kind of tightly coupled architecture has many drawbacks in today’s environment where agile development to accelerate continuous innovation is critical to competitive success.

These challenges with monolithic applications resulted in organizations adopting a microservices architecture but as is so often the case, new technologies that solve problems in one area introduce new problems in others. And these problems with REST APIs and Message Queues, used for inter-service communication are not dissimilar to the challenges from monoliths.

These challenges include slow release/update cycles for new features, a lack of reliability and scale, as well as high operational costs and mounting technical debt.

How Confluent Can Help

Confluent, built on top of Apache Kafka, enables a new class of event-driven microservices, by completely decoupling services from one another and serves as the data backbone for your event-streaming applications. As a result, organizations can rapidly build and deploy state-of-the-art cloud-native applications with greater flexibility, at scale, and be more responsive to customer demands. Deploy on-prem, in the cloud, or both with a variety of deployment frameworks.

Increase Developer Velocity

Eliminate the operational hassles for cluster management, so your developers can spend more time building applications. Remove dependencies between systems with a completely decoupled architecture and standardized schemas. Build and scale stateful services and real-time stream processing applications, faster using familiar SQL syntax.

Build Highly Reliable and Fault Tolerant Microservices

Facilitate easy data access so each team has access to the right data at the right time for their specific needs. Eliminate slowdown and outages due to slow consumers. Meet regulatory needs by saving trusted, high-quality data for as long as your business needs.

Reduce Technical Debt and Operational Costs

Incrementally modernize from monoliths to microservices to reduce the operational costs of running legacy applications. Migrate your supporting data infrastructure at your own pace to a modern event-driven architecture. All with no downtime or business disruption.

Why Confluent for Event-Driven Microservices?

Confluent Cloud: Massive Scale Without the Operational Overhead

Eliminate the operational hassles for cluster management with a fully managed cloud-native service that can elastically scale between 0-100MBps. Work in the language of your choice including Java, C, Node.js, Ruby, Go, .NET, or Python.

Schema Registry: Eliminate Inter-Service Bottlenecks and Dependencies

Eliminate inter-service bottlenecks and dependencies so developers can seamlessly connect to any data system while maintaining schema compatibility, version control, and quality assurance.

KsqlDB: Launch Cloud-Native Streaming Applications Within Days

Regardless of whether your services need local state or not, a streaming platform using ksqlDB provisions for both, with an ability to create materialized views using event sourcing and simple SQL based syntax.

Infinite Storage and Multi-Region Clusters: No Limits Storage for Data at Scale

Build a system of record for systems and applications while eliminating slowdown due to slow or offline consumers. Build multi-datacenter, multi-region and hybrid cloud deployments for high availability and disaster recovery scenarios.

Stream Governance: The Industry's Only Fully Managed Suite for Event Streams

Discover, understand, and trust your event streams with Stream Catalog, Stream Quality and Stream Lineage, while offloading the management to Confluent.

Fully Managed Connectors: Modernize Legacy Applications Incrementally

Instantly connect to any legacy system with a rich ecosystem of 120+ fully managed connectors including CDC, JMS, and JDBC connectors. Incrementally migrate data from monoliths to microservices to modernize legacy applications with no business disruption.

Explore Common Use Case Recipes

Go from idea to proof-of-concept with a toolkit of code samples for the most popular use cases

Detect Unusual Credit Card Activity

Enrich orders with change data capture

Build customer loyalty schemes

Create Geolocation Alerts and Promotions

Why Customers Love Confluent


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“Using Confluent-designed microservices has allowed us to cut our go-to-market time in half. Confluent plays a pivotal role in delivering messages between microservices-based applications and connecting all our services as a core foundation.”

Hudson Lee, Platform Engineering Leader, eBay Korea

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