The Complete Event Streaming Platform for Apache Kafka®

Founded by the original developers of Apache Kafka, Confluent delivers the most complete distribution of Kafka with Confluent Platform. The platform improves Kafka with its additional commercial features designed to enhance the streaming experience of both operators and developers in production, at a massive scale.

What is Apache Kafka®?

Apache Kafka is a community distributed event streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day. Since being created and open sourced by LinkedIn in 2011, Kafka has quickly evolved from a messaging queue to a full-fledged event streaming platform.

Confluent Platform

This enterprise ready platform complements Kafka with its advanced capabilities to help accelerate application development and connectivity, enable event transformations through stream processing, simplify enterprise operations at scale and meet stringent architectural requirements.

 Confluent Platform

Offers enterprise security, availability and compliance, with tools to operate efficiently at scale, on-Prem.


  • 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.

  • Freedom of choice

    Deploy on-premises, in public or hybrid cloud, from bare-metal to Kubernetes, or leverage a fully managed cloud service with Confluent Cloud

  • Committer-driven expertise

    Leverage the world’s foremost Kafka experts, who work directly with Kafka committers to assist you throughout the application development lifecycle.

Confluent Cloud

Confluent Cloud is the industry’s only fully managed, cloud-native event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka. Apache Kafka is an open source, distributed streaming platform that enables 100,000+ organizations globally to build event-driven applications at scale. Built and operated by the original creators of Apache Kafka, Confluent Cloud provides a simple, scalable, resilient, and secure event streaming platform for the cloud-first enterprise, the DevOps-starved organization, or the agile developer on a mission.


Serverless – Scale with cloud-native agility

  • Scale elastically between 0 – 100 MBps
  • No cluster sizing with self-serve provisioning
  • Pay only for what you actually stream
  • Start streaming in minutes

Flexible – Stream across hybrid clouds

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

Reliable – Run mission-critical apps

  • Guarantee 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Scale to 10s of GBps with dedicated capacity
  • Achieve sub 30 ms latency at scale
  • Enterprise-grade security & compliance

Complete – Do more with Apache Kafka

  • Ensure data compatibility with fully-managed Schema Registry
  • Real-time processing with fully-managed KSQL
  • Integrate all your systems quickly with Kafka connectors

Role of Ashnik in enterprise architecture

Ashnik has been building high performance data pipelines for enterprises. We find Confluent’s Kafka playing an important role in enterprise architecture making it a critical component for scalable solutions. Our team has extensive experience in helping enterprises realize cost-effective solutions for event streaming and data pipeline platforms. Our consulting services brings together the power of commercial open source and the right-fit architectural skills, adding value to enterprises. Our team would be happy to help you get insights on the capabilities of Kafka and Confluent’s enterprise software.

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