Confluent Platform enables data science and IT practitioners to collaborate on building real-time data pipelines and streaming applications, by integrating data from multiple sources and locations into a single, central event streaming platform. Confluent Platform simplifies connecting data sources to Kafka, building applications with Kafka services, and securing, monitoring, and managing Kafka infrastructure.
Confluent, the company that develops and supports Confluent Platform, was founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka. At the core of Confluent Platform is Apache Kafka, widely reported to be the most popular open source distributed streaming platform. The Powered by Apache Kafka website lets users share an overview of their Kafka implementations with other interested parties.
Confluent Platform integrates three sources of code and tools:
Many of the important features useful for IoT applications are covered in later sections of this document. Details on all these components can be found at the Confluent online documentation.