Confluent Cloud Usage

You can use Confluent Cloud web interface to manage cluster resources, settings, and billing. You can access the Confluent Cloud web interface at https://confluent.cloud. You can use the Confluent Cloud CLI to create and manage Apache Kafka® topics.

End-to-end latency

Apache Kafka® provides very low end-to-end latency for large volumes of data. This means the amount of time it takes for a record that is produced to Kafka to be fetched by the consumer is short.

If you’re using a dedicated cluster, adding additional CKUs can reduce latency. Other relevant variables that affect end-to-end latency include the implementation of client apps, partitioning and keying strategy, produce and consume patterns, network latency and QoS, and more. Clusters in Confluent Community are already configured for low latency and there are many ways to configure your client applications to reduce latency.

This Confluent blog post is a comprehensive guide to measuring and improving latency for your streaming applications, and this whitepaper details more of the tradeoffs between latency, throughput, durability, and availability.