Confluent Cloud

Confluent Cloud is the industry’s only fully managed, cloud-native event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka®. Built and operated by the original creators of Kafka, Confluent Cloud provides a simple, scalable, resilient, and secure event streaming platform. Sign up for Confluent Cloud to get started.


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Confluent Cloud Quick Start
Learn how to get up and running with the Confluent Cloud Quick Start. It demonstrates the basics of using Confluent Cloud, including creating topics and producing and consuming to a Kafka cluster in Confluent Cloud.
Get Access to Confluent Cloud
Click here to get access to Confluent Cloud.
Confluent Cloud Online Talk
Listen to the Introduction to Confluent Cloud: Apache Kafka as a Service online talk.
Confluent Cloud Demo
Learn how to deploy a Kafka streaming ETL with the Confluent Cloud demo. The demo uses KSQL for stream processing, Confluent Replicator for moving data from on-premises to Confluent Cloud, and Control Center for monitoring.