Get Started with Confluent Cloud on the Google Cloud Marketplace with Commitments

This topic shows you how to get up and running using Confluent Cloud on the Google Cloud Marketplace with usage-based billing commitment. With a commitment, you sign up for a minimum spend amount and get a discount on your committed usage of Confluent Cloud.


To pay for Confluent Cloud, Confluent Consumption Units (CCUs) are enabled in the cloud Marketplace. Pricing in Marketplace is the same as direct purchase pricing. For more information, see Consumption Metrics for Marketplace Deployments in Confluent Cloud.

  • A Google Cloud Marketplace account. You can use Confluent Cloud and get billed directly through Google Cloud.
  • If you have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a different email address for registering on Confluent Cloud through the Google Cloud Marketplace.
  • To purchase, you must be logged in to the Google Cloud Marketplace with the billing administrator role.


  1. Contact the Confluent sales team and request a quote for a Google Cloud Confluent Cloud commitment. You will receive a Google Cloud Marketplace private quote from Confluent sales.

  2. View the quote on the Google Cloud Marketplace using the private quote link from Confluent sales. Review the policy and required terms, and click ACCEPT.

  3. After you subscribe, you are then prompted to navigate to Confluent Cloud. Click GO TO PRODUCT PAGE to get started.


    The dialog indicates a Pay as you Go subscription, but applies to a Commitments account.

  4. For the Confluent Organization details, choose to either Create a new Confluent organization or Link to an existing organization. If you link to an existing organization, you will be prompted for your Confluent Cloud account credentials.

    • Provide the necessary information and click Sign up.
    Confluent Cloud sign up page

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

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

    Create clusters


Email already exists

  • 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.
Re-register using a new email address. If you have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a new email address for the Marketplace.

No active entitlement

A message is displayed on the Confluent Cloud Console that says you do not have an active subscription.
To activate the organization, re-enable the project on Google Cloud.

Pending Confluent Cloud set up

A message is displayed on the Confluent Cloud Console that says “Your organization is being provisioned on Confluent Cloud.”
Confluent Cloud is still pending completion of some tasks to create an organization. We will notify you once the setup is complete.

Account cannot be linked

Your attempt to link a Pay As You Go account fails with the message “Account cannot be linked, code 9201”
Make sure you are linking a Confluent Cloud Pay As You Go account to a Marketplace usage-based commitment account. Linking a Confluent Pay As You Go account to a Google Cloud Marketplace Pay As You Go account is not supported.

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 Google Cloud.