Get Started with Confluent Cloud on the AWS Marketplace with Pay As You Go

This topic shows you how to get up and running using Confluent Cloud on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for a self-serve Pay-as-you-go account.

Prerequisites
  • An AWS account. You can use Confluent Cloud and get billed directly through AWS.
  • If you have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a different email address for registering on Confluent Cloud through the AWS Marketplace.
  • To purchase you must be logged in to the AWS Marketplace and your AWS account ID must be enabled for purchase by your billing administrator.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the AWS Marketplace and search for “Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud.”

  2. Find the Apache Kafka® on Confluent Cloud™ tile and click Continue to Subscribe.

    Important

    To purchase you must be logged in to the AWS Marketplace and your AWS account ID must be enabled for purchase by your billing administrator.

    Selecting Confluent Cloud in Marketplace

    To pay for Confluent Cloud, AWS has enabled Confluent Consumption Units (CCUs). Each CCU equals $0.01. Pricing in the AWS Marketplace is the same as Confluent direct purchase pricing.

  3. Confirm pricing details and click Subscribe.

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  4. Click on Set Up Your Account.

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  5. Click on Link a new or existing vendor account

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  6. If you are new customer or wish to create a brand new Confluent Cloud Account, provide the necessary information to sign up for Confluent Cloud in the popup, then click the Sign up button.

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    You should receive an email from Confluent requesting that you verify your email address. After verification, you are automatically logged in as the administrator of the new Confluent Cloud account.

  7. You can also link your AWS account with existing Confluent Cloud Pay-as-you-go account by click the Link an existing account button. A new tab will be opened and you will need to sigin to your existing Confluent Cloud payg account. Once signed in, you will be automatically redirected to a page to confirm the updates will be applied to your organization billing. Once confirmed, billing of your exist Confluent Cloud organization will be connected with the AWS account you just used to initiate the linking.

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  8. After complete sign up/linking, click Launch product in Step 2, which will take you to Confluent Cloud.

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  9. Once you have signed up for Confluent Cloud, click Create cluster to get started with a new Confluent Cloud cluster.

    Create clusters

Troubleshoot

Email already exists

Symptoms
  • When you try to sign up on Confluent Cloud it says your email is already in use.
  • You log in and see old clusters.
  • You are still seeing charges from your previous payment method.
Solution
Re-register using a new email address if you wish to create a new Confluent Cloud organization and keep the original billing mehod. Otherwise, use the Link an existing account button and update the billing method of your existing Confluent Cloud account with your AWS account.

No active entitlement

Symptoms
You see a message on the Confluent Cloud Console stating that you do not have an active subscription.
Solution
Create a new subscription through the AWS Marketplace. Confluent will migrate clusters to new organization.

Account cannot be linked

Symptoms
Your attempt to link a Pay As You Go account fails with the message “We encountered an error while getting the marketplace subscription for organization”
Solution
The creation of subscription may take some time to propagate from AWS to our system, please retry in a few minutes by clicking “Link another account”.

Next Steps

Try out the Quick Start for Confluent Cloud, which shows you how to use Confluent Cloud to create topics, produce, and consume to a Kafka cluster.

Learn more about the advantages of using Apache Kafka as a service with Confluent Cloud on AWS.