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. Sign up for Confluent Cloud and click Submit.

    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.

    Important

    If you have registered for Confluent Cloud previously, you must use a different email address for registering on Confluent Cloud through the Marketplace.

  6. Click Create cluster to get started.

    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 have ever registered for Confluent Cloud, you must use a new email address for the AWS Marketplace.

No active entitlement

Symptoms
You see a message on the Confluent Cloud UI 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.

Next Steps

Try out the Quick Start for Apache Kafka using 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.