Confluent Cloud Release Notes

This page contains the latest release notes for features and updates to Confluent Cloud.

February 18, 2020

Consumption-based Self-serve Confluent Cloud on the Azure Marketplace
With this release, you can now find consumption-based self-serve Confluent Cloud offering on the Azure Marketplace. You can sign up to use Confluent Cloud by utilizing your Azure spend. For more information, see Get Started with Confluent Cloud on the Azure Marketplace and the blog post.

January 24, 2020

Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Oracle Database Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Apache Kafka® clusters in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. For more information, see Oracle Database Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Microsoft SQL Server Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Kafka clusters in AWS, GCP, and Azure. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Google Cloud Pub/Sub Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Kafka clusters in AWS, GCP, and Azure. For more information, see Google Pub/Sub Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.

December 20, 2019

SAML/SSO Production Availability
  • This feature enables customers to utilize their Identity provider to centrally manage user login information.
  • This feature supports all the Identity Providers with SAML 2.0 including: Okta, Ping, OneLogin, Microsoft Active Directory
  • This feature is available on AWS, GCP, and Azure across both Confluent Cloud and Confluent Cloud Enterprise.
  • For more information, see the documentation.
Confluent Cloud Metrics API Preview
This feature is available for Apache Kafka® clusters in AWS, GCP, and Azure. For more information, see Confluent Cloud Metrics API.

December 12, 2019

Fully-managed Confluent Cloud PostgreSQL Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Apache Kafka® clusters in AWS, GCP, and Azure. For more information, see PostgreSQL Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud MySQL Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Kafka clusters in AWS, GCP, and Azure. For more information, see MySQL Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Kinesis Source Preview
This feature is launched for your Kafka clusters in AWS. For more information, see Amazon Kinesis Source Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Other improvements
  • The Kafka cluster ID is now shown in the Cluster Settings page. This makes it easier for you to connect clients to your clusters.
  • The Clients tab in CLI & Client Configuration page now shows client configurations for 12 different clients, with links to example code for each type of client.

November 15, 2019

Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Google BigQuery Connector (Sink) Preview
For more information, see Google BigQuery Sink Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Connector improvements
Support plan update

October 31, 2019

Higher availability with multi-zone clusters

You can now choose between single or multiple availability zones when creating new Confluent Cloud clusters. If you select multiple availability zones, data in the cluster will be spread across multiple cloud availability zones. This provides higher availability in the case of a zonal outage. Prices may differ between single and multiple availability zone configurations. For more details about cloud provider availability zones:

Use all UI features with VPC-peered clusters
You can now use the Confluent Cloud web UI for KSQL stream processing, topic management, and consumer lag monitoring on VPC peered clusters. You must configure your network to route and proxy the necessary requests between the UI and your cluster. For more details about setting this up, see VPC Peering in Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Azure Blob Storage Connector (Sink) Preview
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud Azure Blob Storage Connector (Sink) available in Preview. For more information, see Azure Blob Storage Sink Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Use Confluent Cloud in more regions

Confluent Cloud is now available in:

  • Azure useast2 (Virginia)
  • GCP asia-southeast1 (Singapore)

September 27, 2019

Confluent Cloud Schema Registry General Availability
Now available on Microsoft Azure and in multiple geographical regions (US, Europe, and APAC).

August 30, 2019

Microsoft Azure General Availability

Confluent Cloud is now generally available on Microsoft Azure in:

  • Azure southeastasia (Singapore)
  • Azure westus2 (Washington)
  • Azure westeurope (Netherlands)
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud S3 Connector (Sink) Production Availability.
For more information, see Amazon S3 Sink Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Fully-managed Confluent Cloud GCS Connector (Sink) Preview
For more information, see Google Cloud Storage Sink Connector for Confluent Cloud.
Use Confluent Cloud in more regions

Confluent Cloud is now available in:

  • AWS ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo)
  • AWS ap-south-1 (Mumbai)
  • AWS ap-southeast-1 (Singapore)
  • GCP asia-northeast1 (Tokyo)
  • GCP asia-southeast1 (Singapore)
  • GCP europe-west4 (Netherlands)

August 16, 2019

Support
You can now purchase support for Confluent Cloud through the global menu in the web interface. For plan details and pricing, see Confluent Cloud Support.
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
With this release, the SLA for Confluent Cloud is updated. An uptime SLA is now available for new clusters created in some regions; the SLA is displayed in the cluster creation and cluster details UI if it is available. See Confluent Cloud SLA for details.
Schema Registry
Confluent Cloud Schema Registry is now generally available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and in multiple geographical regions (US, Europe, and APAC). To get started, see Configure Confluent Cloud Schema Registry.

August 1, 2019

VPC peering to multiple customer VPCs
You can now peer one Confluent Cloud Enterprise cluster with up to five VPCs within the same region and cloud provider. This lets you connect applications across multiple networks using Confluent Cloud.
AWS Transit Gateway
You can now link a Confluent Cloud Enterprise cluster to an AWS Transit Gateway. Transit Gateway allows transitive routing and supports a variety of AWS networking services, which makes it possible to connect clients in many networks, both in the cloud and on-premise, to Confluent Cloud.

June 25, 2019

Apache Kafka® 2.3 released.
All Confluent Cloud clusters have been automatically upgraded. For more information, see https://www.apache.org/dist/kafka/2.3.0/RELEASE_NOTES.html.

May 29, 2019

CLI update
The Confluent Cloud CLI now supports ACLs and service accounts.

May 13, 2019

Capacity increase
All Confluent Cloud self-serve clusters can now support peak throughput up to 100 MBps write and 100 MBps read, and can store up to 5 TB of data.
KSQL Preview
Fully managed KSQL is available in Preview.

May 7, 2019

S3 Connector Preview
Fully managed AWS S3 Sink Connector is available in Preview.

May 1, 2019

Consumption-based pricing
Confluent Cloud now offers consumption-based pricing.
Name change
Confluent Cloud Professional is now simply called Confluent Cloud. For more information, see https://www.confluent.io/blog/introducing-cloud-native-experience-for-apache-kafka-in-confluent-cloud.

April 5, 2019

Schema edit UI
View and edit schemas in the Topic Management UI.

March 26, 2019

Apache Kafka® 2.2 released.
All Confluent Cloud clusters have been automatically upgraded. For more information, see https://www.apache.org/dist/kafka/2.2.0/RELEASE_NOTES.html.

March 13, 2019

Schema Registry Preview
Schema Registry is now available in Preview.

February 27, 2019

Topic management UI
You can now see the actual topics, configurations, and events on your cluster from the Confluent Cloud web interface. For details, see Manage Topics and Schemas.
Consumer lag
You can now see how your consumer groups are managing with the traffic on your cluster from the Confluent Cloud web interface. For details, see Monitor Consumer Lag.

Important

These features are not yet available for customers using VPC peering.

January 22, 2019

UI navigation update
The UI has been updated to show you more information with fewer clicks, and to logically group common actions. Many administrative actions and support links are always available by clicking on your name in the upper-right corner. These options were previously available in the navigation bar and in the cluster management UI. The Confluent Cloud Quick Start and related documentation is updated to reflect these changes.
Environment overview
Now you can see provisioned capacity and usage data for all your clusters on the new Environment Overview page. Usage data was previously available in a dedicated Activity page for each cluster.
Parameter changes
In the past, Confluent Cloud allowed users to configure a wide range of topic level configuration parameters. However, some of these parameters aren’t necessary when using a fully managed service. Confluent Cloud now ignores these parameters. Existing users should see no change, as it has been verified that these parameters were never used in practice. For consistency, some configuration parameters in the describe topics/configuration APIs are now read-only.