Confluent Cloud Released
November 29, 2017
provider of the streaming platform based on Apache Kafka®, today
announced that Confluent Cloud is generally available and ready for
enterprise production workloads with a 99.95 percent service level
agreement (SLA). Built by the original creators of Apache Kafka,
Confluent Cloud operationalizes the Confluent team's expertise from
managing some of the largest streaming environments in production today.
The fully managed service helps companies deploy their Customer 360,
fleet management, fraud detection, and other real-time, large-scale
Confluent Platform includes Confluent Cloud, Confluent Enterprise and
Confluent Open Source, to create a more complete distribution of Apache
Kafka intended for large-scale production across a variety of
environments. It improves Apache Kafka by expanding its integration
capabilities, adding tools to optimize and manage Kafka clusters, and
ensuring the streams are secure. With Confluent Cloud, enterprises and
developers have the option to build and run applications in the cloud,
knowing that the team who created Kafka are maintaining and managing the
Key Confluent Cloud features:
Latest Kafka capabilities: Always uses the latest Apache Kafka version
so developers never have to worry about upgrades again.
• Performant: Highest throughput rate
of any streaming data service. Standard plan is 5 MB/s and custom plans
are available for any scale.
• Reliable: Optional support for
multiple availability zones and 99.95 percent SLA.
• Client support: Full support for
the range of clients offered by Confluent, including Java, Python,
C/C++, Go and .NET, as well as the Kafka Streams API.
• Flexible: Configurable retention
period, storage and throughput rate to suit any workload.
• Kafka expertise: Backed by the team
that created Kafka that has the most extensive experience operating it
“Confluent Cloud is now production ready and capable of handling
enterprise workloads, ideal for companies that are looking for experts
to run their Apache Kafka as a Service for them,” said Neha Narkhede,
co-founder and CTO at Confluent. “Enterprises and developers can now
focus on building applications that provide value to the business,
rather than worrying about managing and running Kafka.”
The service is currently available on AWS US-West-2 and US-East-1
Regions, with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to be added
in the future. Confluent Cloud is elastically priced based on usage.