Confluent Overview

Confluent is the #7 ranked solution in our list of Streaming Analytics tools. It is most often compared to Amazon MSK: Confluent vs Amazon MSK

What is Confluent?

Confluent Platform is the complete streaming platform for large-scale distributed environments. Unlike a traditional messaging system or stream processing API, Confluent Enterprise enables all of your interfaces to the world to be connected to and make decisions with all of your internal systems in real time.

Confluent and partner vendors offer tested and secure connectors for many popular data systems. Connectors make it quick and easy to start setting up reliable data pipelines.

Our connectors are all fully integrated with the platform, namely the schema registry.

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Confluent Customers

ING, Priceline.com, Nordea, Target, RBC, Tivo, Capital One, Chartboost

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TS
Project Management Officer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, easy to use, and very stable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Confluent for documentation. We use it to have documentation for the Agile team, as a reference or to share it with the stakeholders. It holds the project data, and what's happening right now. At a higher level, the business initiative and all things related to tracking high-level, enterprise-level tasks is something we are not doing it right now. We are doing that part in a very traditional way using Excel sheets, which is very manual work. We haven't automated it yet.

Pros and Cons

  • "A person with a good IT background and HTML will not have any trouble with Confluent."
  • "In Confluent, there could be a few more VPN options."

What other advice do I have?

We're customers and end-users. The end products we have are Jira, Confluent, Bitbucket as well as Dynatrace. I'm not sure which plugins we use. Confluent we are using just for the documentation. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's been very handy for me and the team.
AG
Delivery Head IT & IS at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to set up, scalable, and competitively-priced product

What is our primary use case?

Confluent is an amazing tool. It gives you the ability to basically create nice documentation for various products. It is highly configurable and integrates very well with Jira. You can use it for reporting as well. When it comes to hosting online content, it is in competition with SharePoint.

What needs improvement?

It could have more themes. The themes in the version I'm using are very limited; they offer two to three themes.  They should have more reporting-oriented plugins as well. It would be great to have free custom reports that can be dispatched directly from Jira.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Confluent for 15 years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Confluent is scalable. 

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