Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud™


Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud™


Fully managed event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka

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Confluent Cloud alleviates the burden of managing Apache Kafka, Schema Registry, Connect, and ksqlDB so teams can effectively focus on modern app development and deliver immediate value with real-time analytics use cases.

Start streaming with Confluent Cloud on Azure in seconds with on-demand provisioning of elastically scalable clusters, without the need for complex cluster configuration and sizing. To complete the serverless experience for Apache Kafka, all components have usage based pricing, and upgrades happen seamlessly without downtime. 

With Confluent, your data is protected by industry-standard security features and our service reliability is backed by our enterprise-grade uptime SLA. We have been trusted in mission-critical use cases by customers of many types, from fast-growing startups to Fortune 100 industry leaders. To learn more about our cluster types & pricing go to 

Key Azure integrations:

  • Single sign-on with Azure AD

  • Usage based pricing with integrated billing

  • Effortless integrations with managed connectors to popular Azure services including Blob Storage, Microsoft SQL Server, Event Hubs & more. 

Customers with on-prem Kafka deployments can build a hybrid Kafka service leveraging Confluent Platform (sold separately) on your on-premise environment with a persistent bridge to Confluent Cloud with Confluent Replicator.

Confluent Cloud availability is dependent on the Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) Regional Availability

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