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Confluent Cloud

Cloud-native service for Apache Kafka®

Set data in motion while avoiding the headaches of infrastructure management. Focus on what matters: your business. Confluent Cloud is a fully managed, cloud-native service for connecting and processing all of your data, everywhere it’s needed.

Stay out of Kafka ops and create more value with a fully managed cloud service

Confluent’s elastic scalability and infinite storage simplifies real-time data movement across public and private clouds—but it’s way more than just Kafka. You get out-of-the-box connectors to the most popular data sources/sinks in the Kafka ecosystem, SQL-based stream processing, schema registry to maintain data integrity, and more—all fully managed in the same cloud UI.

Why Confluent Cloud?


Massive scale without the ops overhead

  • Self-serve provisioning with no complex cluster sizing
  • Zero downtime Kafka upgrades & bug fixes
  • Elastic scaling between 0 - 100 MBps
  • Pay only for what you actually use


Build for hybrid and multi-cloud

  • Build a persistent bridge from on-premises to cloud with a hybrid Kafka service
  • Stream across public clouds for multi-cloud data pipelines


Simplify planning with no-limits storage

  • Infinite data storage within Kafka clusters
  • Infinite data retention within Kafka topics


Do more with data in motion

  • Integrate all your systems quickly with 120+ connectors
  • Real-time processing with fully-managed ksqlDB
  • Ensure data compatibility with fully-managed Schema Registry

Highly available

Reliably scale mission-critical apps

  • Guaranteed 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated capacity
  • Achieve sub 30ms latency at scale
  • Multi AZ Replication


Run with enterprise-grade security & compliance

  • At-rest & in-transit data encryption
  • SAML/SSO for user AuthN
  • Kafka ACLs for AuthZ, Zookeeper secure by default
  • Private networking via VPC/VNet peering, AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, and AWS Transit Gateway (Dedicated clusters)
  • Monitoring visibility with topic- and cluster-level metrics
  • Activity monitoring with audit logs

Fully managed components enable fast and easy development

Go beyond Kafka and build complete real-time apps with ready-to-use development tools.

120+ Connectors

Instantly integrate clusters to the most popular data sources and sinks within the Kafka ecosystem

Stream Processing

Launch real-time and continuous stream processing apps with a lightweight SQL syntax

Schema Registry & Validation

Make data backwards compatible and future-proof with Schema Registry & Validation

Work in the language of your choice

Write to Kafka in pretty much any language including Java, C, Python, Node.js, Ruby, and more using Confluent-supported and community-supported client libraries.

What's new with Confluent Cloud?

The Ingress: Confluent Cloud Newsletter

Security updates in Confluent Cloud

Streaming ETL Demo: MongoDB to Snowflake

Workshop: Build Event-Driven Microservices with Apache Kafka®, Kotlin, and Ktor

Resources for getting started with Confluent Cloud

Apache Kafka® as a cloud-native service

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