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Update July 2016: This Tech Preview documentation from March 2016 is outdated and deprecated. Please use the latest Confluent Platform documentation instead.

Confluent Platform v2.1.0-alpha1 documentationΒΆ


Confluent Platform 2.1.0-alpha1 is a Tech Preview. It includes a preview version of Apache Kafka and its upcoming Kafka Streams library. Kafka Streams is a stream processing library bundled with Kafka. As of March 2016, Kafka Streams is not yet available through an official release of the Apache Kafka project, which is the reason why we provide this Tech Preview.

See the Release Notes and the Kafka Streams documentation for further information.

The Confluent Platform is a stream data platform that leverages the proven capabilities of Apache Kafka to make all of your data available as realtime streams. It enables you to easily organize large amounts of data into a well-managed, unified stream data platform for your organization, which can be used for a wide variety of realtime as well as batch operational and analytical purposes. With the Confluent Platform, you can focus more time on deriving business value from your data, and worry less about figuring out how to to move data around in your organization.

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