Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka®, provides the leading streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform empowers leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology, media and government, to move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately.


  • Confluent Open Source

    Based on Apache Kafka, Confluent Open Source is a more complete distribution of Kafka, adding schema management, connectors, clients and the highest level of testing in the industry.

  • Confluent Enterprise

    Confluent Enterprise simplifies operations and administration of Kafka clusters. It completes Apache Kafka with administration, monitoring and management tools.

  • Confluent Cloud

    Confluent Cloud™ is a hosted and fully managed Apache Kafka® as a service in the public cloud.

  • Training

    Learn Apache Kafka® from Confluent, the company founded by Kafka's original developers.

  • Professional Services

    Expert Professional Services team helps companies employ best practices for future Kafka deployments and optimize the performance and scalability of existing Kafka clusters.


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Organizations around the world rely on Apache Kafka® to run some of the largest data streaming pipelines, to power microservices applications, and to support IoT initiatives. Confluent Enterprise is the only enterprise stream platform built entirely on Kafka that makes implementing and managing a...


Download a 30-day free trial of Confluent Enterprise which includes Confluent Open Source, and adds features that improve scale, performance and reliability in production.

Learn how to take full advantage of Apache Kafka®, the distributed, publish-subscribe queue for handling real-time data feeds. With this comprehensive book, you’ll understand how Kafka works and how it’s designed.


Microservices architectures enable organizations to evolve their systems away from the slow and unresponsive shared-state architectures of the past. Confluent provides a streaming platform for incorporating data in flight into a lightweight, efficient, and responsive microservices architecture. Conf...

Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent, a company backing the popular Apache Kafka messaging system. Prior to founding Confluent, Neha led streams infrastructure at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for LinkedIn’s streaming infrastructure built on top of Apache Kafka® and Apache Samza...

KSQL is an open source streaming SQL engine that implements continuous, interactive queries against Apache Kafka®.


This white paper describes the reference architecture of Confluent Enterprise, which is the most complete platform to build enterprise-scale streaming pipelines using Apache Kafka and to simplify the development of stream processing applications.