Confluent Review

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  1. What is Confluent
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Confluent ?

Confluent is a top-performing stream data platform designed to leverage Apache Kafka. It provides companies with the tool to efficiently organize and manage data from different sources. It also eases the creation process of pipeline applications as well as real-time data streaming by businesses. These functionalities aid organizations in gaining relevant value from data while the system takes care of the principal mechanics required. Confluent creates a more simple approach to building applications with Kafka, connecting data sources to the solution as well as monitoring, securing and managing the Kafka infrastructure. Confluent consists of three main modules designed for different purposes: Confluent Open Source, Confluent Cloud and Confluent Enterprise.

Product Quality Score

Features
9.0
Ease of use
8.9
Customer support
8.8
Value for money
8.9
8.9
TOTAL SCORE

Confluent features

Main features of Confluent are:

  • Replicator
  • Apache Kafka
  • JMS client
  • Pre-built connector
  • Schema registry
  • Kafka connect API
  • REST proxy
  • Confluent control center
  • Cloud management console
  • Kafka streaming API
  • Auto data balancer
  • Support
  • Additional client

Confluent Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of Confluent are it manages data streaming, it provides an open-source platform, it streamlines admin operations, and it empowers cloud technology. These are the product’s benefits:

Manage data streaming

Confluent is a platform that uses the Apache Kafka as the base of all its functionalities. It creates a centralized system for data transport. It also provides companies with all the relevant tools for connecting data sources, data sinks, and apps to the platform. Businesses can focus their time and effort in more relevant phases of data processing since they will not need to worry about how data is being relayed into different parts of the system. Troubles related to data bursts are also alleviated through the utilization of Confluent. This is possible because the solution is built with the proper architecture that aids its users in gaining every benefit it can get from all the information they have.

Open source

Confluent has a completely open source system that provides distribution of Apache Kafka that’s optimized for new developers to the platform. The aforementioned system is the Confluent Open Source module that can be used for free. The module is offered in numerous languages and features a command line interface (CLI) that makes it easier for developers who are just starting to use Kafka.

Streamlines administration operations

Confluent Enterprise, a module that aims to simplify operations and administration of the Kafka cluster, provides Kafka with the essential monitoring, administration, and management tools for the system. Through this, troublesome factors can be mitigated by early detection of all the slow brokers, message delivery failures, and unexpected data latency.

Cloud-hosted

Another module of Confluent is the Confluent Cloud, which gives its users the essential solutions for streaming data. This cloud module is a fully-hosted Apache Kafka SaaS and is especially useful for cloud-first developers. The brilliant Kafka ecosystem can be fully leveraged by the users of the module which will, in turn, greatly enhance the productivity of the company developers.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Confluent Integrations

The following Confluent integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Amazon Web services
  • Attunity
  • Couchbase
  • MongoDB
  • Syncsort

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Customer Support

Phone
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Pricing Plans

Confluent pricing is available in the following plans:

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