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The creators of Apache Kafka subsequently founded Confluent to deliver a unified streaming platform based on Kafka, and over the past year, the company hit the growth curve, with 7x subscription bookings growth.


  • Founded by the creators of the open source Apache Kafka project, Confluent provides a unified platform for managing streaming applications that consume data from multiple sources.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses Confluent's status as the first provider to offer a unified streaming solution based on Kafka.
  • Examines the competition Confluent will face from cloud and more traditional messaging providers that offer real-time data flow or data pipeline solutions.

Key questions answered

  • How does Confluent differentiate from emerging cloud-based services for managing real-time data pipelines?
  • What value-add does Confluent provide atop Apache Kafka?

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  • Why put Confluent on your radar?


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