Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud™ for Azure

Fully managed Kafka as a Service running on Azure

Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud™ for Azure


Fully managed Kafka as a Service running on Azure

Confluent Cloud is the industry's only fully-managed, cloud-native event streaming service powered by Apache Kafka® that is:

Serverless. Start streaming in minutes with on-demand provisioning and elastic scaling for a serverless Kafka experience.

Reliable. Stream with confidence with enterprise-grade reliability, 99.95% uptime SLAs, multi AZ replication for resilience, on-demand Kafka bug fixes and upgrades without downtime.

Complete. Speed up app development with Confluent’s rich pre-built ecosystem of fully-managed components such as Schema Registry, Connect & ksqlDB.

Flexible. Build a hybrid Kafka service leveraging Confluent Platform (sold separately) on your on-prem environment with a persistent bridge to Confluent Cloud with Confluent Replicator.

Service Offerings

Fully-managed Apache Kafka

  • Basic. Serverless experience with no hourly compute cost and elastic scaling up to 100MBps a 5TB storage limit. Basic tier has a 99.5% uptime SLA.
  • Standard. Production-ready clusters that provide the same elastic experience and same limits as Basic, covered by a 99.95% uptime SLAs and optional multi AZ replication.
  • Dedicated (commitment required). Production-ready, completely customizable single-tenant clusters to run mission-critical applications at any scale. Additional security and compliance controls such as private networking, HIPAA readiness & more.

Other fully-managed components to speed up app development

  • Schema Registry. Ensure data compatibility across clusters and apps
  • Connectors. Instantly connect to Azure native services like CosmosDB, Azure Blob Storage, and more
  • ksqlDB. Build event streaming apps with a lightweight SQL syntax

Annual Commitments

Discounts based on usage and Dedicated tier available with annual commitments. Contact us at

Confluent Cloud is dependent on the Azure AK Availability Zones:.

Pay for only what you use. Don’t pay for idle capacity. Price varies by region. Actual pricing is based on the region and other parameters chosen while provisioning resources in the Confluent Cloud UI. See further explanations of monthly pricing at: