Conduktor & Confluent

Conduktor Platform and Confluent work together for next-level Apache Kafka

  • What Confluent provide

    One of the key advantages of Confluent Cloud is time to value. You're not spending any Ops resources or work hours on provisioning Kafka clusters, nor do you need to spend time on training people to handle infrastructure operational tasks.

    This gives you the opportunity to focus on the quality of your Kafka ecosystem. Many organizations ignore areas like Kafka testing because they simply don't have the time, knowledge, or struggle to merge existing tool sets into a streaming world.

    However, there are some challenges when targeting rapid time to value. You'll need to be ready to start using Kafka and building applications immediately, which can place a lot of pressure on your Kafka experts. Confluent's UI will help, but it is targeted at specific personas, particularly Ops, which means the rest of your team will still need help.

    Confluent visual
  • How Conduktor Platform
    empowers Confluent Cloud

    This is where Conduktor comes in. Conduktor Platform was built to make Kafka easy to use for everyone, from experts to beginners. It is cluster-agnostic, sitting on top of every form of Kafka and making it easy to switch between them. You can use Confluent Cloud, open-source Kafka, and other providers all at the same time and rely on the Platform to manage everything, providing a centralized and standardized experience.

    The Platform enables you to add value to your Confluent clusters. A simple, visual testing interface combined with in-built chaos testing allows you to have the most stable and secure Kafka possible. Automated topic analysis provides recommendations to improve throughput and reduce latency. The Platform even covers core Kafka weaknesses, enabling you to implement multi-tenancy and cold storage with a single API call.

    Conduktor Platform is the perfect complement to Confluent Cloud, empowering your entire team to work in a seamless and unified way and bringing features to Kafka that you can't get anywhere else.

    Conduktor Platform

Key Differences

Key differences between Confluent & Conduktor

 

Infrastructure

Confluent Cloud

  • Cluster Sizing
  • Cluster Provisioning
  • Cluster Expansion
  • Cluster Maintenance
  • Scale as many Clusters as you need

Conduktor

  • Cluster Sizing
  • Cluster Provisioning
  • Cluster Expansion
  • Cluster Maintenance
  • Scale as many Clusters as you need

User interface

Confluent Cloud

  • For Ops

Conduktor

  • For Ops
  • For QA
  • For Developers
  • For Architects
  • For Business Users

Development

Confluent Cloud

  • Testing
  • Monitoring
  • Topic Analysis
  • Multi-tenancy (not easy)
  • Kafka Governance

Conduktor

  • Testing
  • Monitoring
  • Topic Analysis
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Kafka Governance

How it works?

Confluent provides managed Kafka clusters that you can build applications on. Conduktor Platform makes it easy to manage the internals of your Kafka clusters. Essentially, Conduktor Platform sits on top of Confluent's service, making it easier to do everything in Kafka.

Confluent Diagram
Ready to get started? Check out the guide below from our Docs to learn how to add a Confluent Cluster to Conduktor Platform.
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