Confluent Announces Elastic Scaling for Apache Kafka

Confluent, Inc., the event streaming platform pioneer, has announced the launch of elastic scaling for Apache Kafka®, the company said.

Following the company´s USD 250 million series e round, Confluent is ushering in the future of event streaming with Project Metamorphosis.

Today, the company unveils the first of this series of new innovations that accelerate how companies can harness the full power of event streaming at any scale. The Elastic release sets new levels of elasticity that were never before possible in event streaming without extensive Kafka expertise or large teams of developers working around the clock. Companies can now instantaneously harness the power of event streaming to meet the real-time urgency and unprecedented levels of uncertainty for businesses today.

These past few months have completely reshaped how businesses interact with customers. Applications have become many companies´ sole touchpoints, making business success even more reliant on exceptional digital experiences.

Adapting and scaling these applications to quickly meet customer demand is increasingly important, but also increasingly difficult as most applications are built on rigid data architectures that span legacy technology and modern cloud environments. In addition to technical challenges, businesses also end up either wastefully overspending on resources they never or rarely use or get caught off guard by unexpected traffic surges, causing poor application performance and downtime. The only way to build an application that can scale on demand and operate cost efficiently is with elastic, cloud-based architecture.

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease of use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Confluent is headquartered in Mountain View and London, with offices globally. To learn more, visit www.confluent.io.