Packages, Features, and Limits

Getting Started: Enable or Upgrade

Ready to get started using Stream Governance in your Confluent Cloud environments? Skip to the Quick Start for Schema Management on Confluent Cloud, which begins with explaining how to choose a stream governance package and enable Schema Registry, Stream Catalog, and Stream Lineage.

If you first want to learn more about package options, pricing, features, and how they work, read on! This page goes in depth on Stream Governance packages and features.

Packages

Stream Governance is available in two package offerings, which you select at the time you create an environment, or later if you want to upgrade by adding Stream Governance for the first time or switch from Essentials to Advanced:

  • Essentials: Starting at $0 cost per hour, provides the fundamentals for getting started.
  • Advanced: Starting at $1 per hour, enterprise-ready controls for data in motion.

Full details on pricing and limits are available on the website at Confluent Cloud pricing for Stream Governance.

Stream Governance packages are enabled per cloud environment, so you can have multiple environments with different package types.

Screenshot of Stream Governance Essentials and Advanced package option details

Features by Package Type

Essentials Advanced

Stream Quality (Schema Registry and validation)

  • 99.5% uptime SLA
  • 1,000 schemas included (> pay-per-schema)
  • 9 cloud regions supported

Stream Quality (Schema Registry and validation)

  • 99.95% uptime SLA
  • 20,000 schemas included
  • 28 cloud regions supported

Stream Catalog (data organization and discoverability)

  • Auto-technical metadata ingestion
  • Tags metadata
  • Confluent Cloud Console and REST API

Stream Catalog (data organization and discoverability)

All existing Essentials features +

Stream Lineage (data origin and tracking)

  • Real-time data streams lineage
  • Graphical UI of event streams and data relationships
  • Live metrics and metadata inspection

Stream Lineage (data origin and tracking)

All existing Essentials features +

Cloud Providers and Region Support

When you enable a Stream Governance package, you specify the cloud provider and region where you want the Schema Registry and Stream Catalog services to run, and corresponding metadata to be stored.

Following is a list of the cloud providers and regions available for each of these packages.

Essentials Package

Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for AWS grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas: us-east-2 (Ohio)
  • Europe: eu-central-1 (Frankfurt)
  • Asia Pacific: ap-southeast-2 (Sydney)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for GCP grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas: us-central1 (Iowa)
  • Europe: europe-west3 (Frankfurt)
  • Asia Pacific: australia-southeast1 (Sydney)

Microsoft Azure (Azure) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for Azure grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas: westus2 (Washington)
  • Europe: westeurope (Netherlands)
  • Asia Pacific: southeastasia (Singapore)

Advanced Package

Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for AWS grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas:
    • us-east-1 (N. Virginia)
    • us-east-2 (Ohio)
    • us-west-2 (Oregon)
    • ca-central-1 (Canada central)
  • Europe:
    • eu-central-1 (Frankfurt)
    • eu-west-1 (Ireland)
    • eu-west-2 (London)
  • Asia Pacific:
    • ap-southeast-2 (Sydney)
    • ap-southeast-1 (Singapore)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for GCP grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas:
    • us-west4 (Las Vegas)
    • us-central1 (Iowa)
    • us-east1 (S. Carolina)
    • us-east4 (N. Virginia)
  • Europe:
    • europe-west1 (Belgium)
    • europe-west3 (Frankfurt)
    • europe-west4 (Netherlands)
  • Asia Pacific
    • asia-southeast1 (Singapore)
    • australia-southeast1 (Sydney)

Microsoft Azure (Azure) regions

Following is a list of regions supported for Azure grouped by geographic region.

  • Americas:
    • westus2 (Washington)
    • eastus (Virginia)
    • eastus2 (Virginia)
    • canadacentral (Canada)
    • brazilsouth (Brazil South)
  • Europe:
    • westeurope (Netherlands)
    • northeurope (Ireland)
    • uksouth (London)
  • Asia Pacific:
    • australiaeast (New South Wales)
    • southeastasia (Singapore)

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