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Messaging Modernization

Legacy middleware systems such as messaging queues(MQs), enterprise service buses(ESB), publish subscribe, and ETL tools have served as a data integration backbone for years. As organizations move to digitize their businesses with distributed, real-time data, legacy messaging systems fall short due to limited scalability, availability, expensive proprietary technology and a lack of data persistence.

Learn how Confluent is setting data in motion across every industry with real-time data streaming to deliver multi-cloud data pipelines for analytics, AI and IoT at scale while cutting costs from your messaging infrastructure and eliminating technical debt.

Why Modernize?

Traditional messaging systems like MQs, ESBs, and ETL tools have been used for decades as a central hub between databases, data warehouses, applications or storage systems. However, today’s production enterprise architectures have grown increasingly complex, and when you couple Messaging systems with modern, agile deployment and development, these systems start to fail. Moreover, legacy messaging cannot scale, persist data or are batch driven processes using proprietary technologies which cannot keep pace with your evolving business needs.


Combine legacy systems with Confluent for new data streaming use-cases as a first step to gradually migrate workloads from your traditional MQs, ESBs or ETL tooling, over time

Learn how Confluent integrates with messaging middleware


Reduce overall messaging infrastructure expenses, eliminate technical debt while providing a path for messaging modernization, real time workloads and applications.

Learn about the benefits of an event-driven architecture

Learn how Lowe’s is moving away from traditional messaging platforms to move data across hybrid cloud environments


Decouple messaging from consumer applications using event-driven microservices built for scale and no central point of failure

Learn how Confluent delivers the best throughput and lowest latencies at scale in benchmark testing

How Confluent Can Help

Modernize with Agility

Transform your messaging infrastructure using a completely decoupled service oriented architectures and integrated applications with real time event data. Deliver new business value and modern use cases to the organization.

Infinite Scale

Meet uptime SLAs and add new capabilities while minimizing operational restrictions on existing systems and applications

Reduce Operating Expenses and Migrate with Ease

Save on Messaging Infrastructure costs by augmenting or offloading legacy messaging systems to Confluent with ease

Why Confluent

Real-Time, Multi-Cloud Messaging at Any Scale.

With Confluent, you can integrate disparate messaging systems with modern data stores both on-premises and in the cloud. Scale your messaging capacity dramatically and integrate your messaging systems with Confluent’s event streaming system with ease.

Unrestricted Developer Productivity

Democratize Kafka for a wider range of developers and accelerate how fast they build event streaming applications

Efficient Operations at Scale

Minimize operational complexity while ensuring high performance and scalability as event streaming grows through your organization

Production-Stage Prerequisites

Architect the platform with the foundational enterprise-level attributes needed to implement event streaming in production

Committer-Driven Expertise

Built by the original creators of Kafka, get Gold Support from the world’s foremost Kafka experts, who work directly with Kafka committers to assist you throughout the application development lifecycle.

Freedom of Choice

Deploy Confluent on any cloud, or stream across on-premises and public clouds; self-managed or fully managed in Confluent Cloud

Save Time and Money

Offload the burden of Kafka management, save on hardware, and automatically fine-tune your infrastructure to maximize efficiency and core business value.

Why Customers Love Confluent

Advance Auto Parts

How does the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America ensure the right parts from its 30,000 vendors are in stock for professional installers and do-it-yourself customers across all of its 5,200 stores? Advance Auto Parts relies on a recently revamped IT infrastructure powered by real-time data streaming with Confluent.

Get Started with Confluent in Minutes

Start modernizing your messaging needs with the industry's only multi-cloud event streaming platform. Deploy on the cloud of your choice - AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, or your own infrastructure.

Fully managed service

Try a serverless event streaming experience. Get started in minutes. Pay as you go.

*$200 of free usage each month for the first 3 months

Self-managed software

Experience the power of our enterprise-ready event streaming platform. Download for free.

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