Get Started with Kafka¶
This topic provides information for getting started using Kafka with Confluent Platform and Confluent Cloud.
- Get started with Confluent Platform
Confluent Platform is a streaming platform that enables you to organize and manage data from many different sources with one reliable, high performance system. Download Confluent Platform and use this documentation to get started.
- Get started with Confluent Cloud
Confluent Cloud is a resilient, scalable streaming data service based on Apache Kafka®, delivered as a fully managed service. Confluent Cloud has a web interface and local command line interface. You can manage cluster resources, settings, and billing with the web interface. You can use Confluent Cloud CLI to create and manage Kafka topics. Sign up for Confluent Cloud to get started.