Connect External Systems to Confluent Cloud

Confluent Cloud offers pre-built, fully managed, Kafka Connectors that make it easy to instantly connect to popular data sources and sinks. With a simple GUI-based configuration and elastic scaling with no infrastructure to manage, Confluent Cloud Connectors make moving data in and out of Kafka an effortless task, giving you more time to focus on app development.

Source Connector
A source connector, such as the Microsoft SQL Server Source Connector, ingests entire databases and streams table updates to Kafka topics. It can also collect metrics from all of your application servers and store these in Kafka topics, making the data available for stream processing with low latency.
Sink Connector
A sink connector delivers data from Kafka topics into secondary indexes, such as Google BigQuery or batch systems like Amazon S3, for offline analysis.