Confluent develops two enterprise-grade offerings that prominently include Apache Kafka: Confluent Cloud, and Confluent Platform. Both offer extended features beyond that of Apache Kafka, taking Kafka’s core functionality and adding various features to make it suitable for enterprise deployment. These features run the gamut, covering security, development, compatibility, connectivity, governance, and so on, as well as commercial support backed by extensive Kafka expertise.

Author/s: Daniel Howard

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