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Confluent is a company developing a streaming platform built around Apache Kafka. It enables companies to process data streams with an open-source technology acting as a real-time, scalable messaging system. The platform is adapted for use cases ranging from collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data, and device instrumentation.
HQMountain View, US
Employee Ratings4.7

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)1,135(+2%)
Job Openings75
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Key People/Management at Confluent

Jay Kreps

Jay Kreps

Co-Founder & CEO, Director
Jun Rao

Jun Rao

Erica Ruliffson Schultz

Erica Ruliffson Schultz

President of Field Operations
Roger Scott

Roger Scott

Chief Customer Officer
Giancarlo Lionetti

Giancarlo Lionetti

Chief Marketing Officer
Ganesh Srinivasan

Ganesh Srinivasan

VP, Product and Engineering
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Confluent Office Locations

Confluent has offices in Mountain View, Austin, Boston, Chicago and in 15 other locations
Mountain View, US (HQ)
899 W Evelyn Ave
Austin, US
11801 Domain Blvd 3rd Floor
Boston, US
51 Melcher St
Chicago, US
125 S Clark St
Denver, US
2590 Walnut St
Minneapolis, US
Capella Tower, 225 South 6th St
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Confluent Financials and Metrics

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Confluent total Funding

$455.9 m

Confluent latest funding size

$250 m

Time since last funding

3 months ago

Confluent investors

Confluent's latest funding round in April 2020 was reported to be $250 m. In total, Confluent has raised $455.9 m. Confluent's latest valuation is reported to be $4.5 b.
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Confluent News and Updates

Confluent brings infinite data retention to Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka startup Confluent Inc. today debuted a new infinite data retention feature within its Confluent Cloud platform that enables customers to store as much related information as they want. Apache Kafka is a popular open-source technology that’s widely used by companies to store event data,…

Confluent Is Seeking Private Funding at $5 Billion Value

Confluent Is Seeking Private Funding at $5 Billion Value

Confluent debuts free tier of its Apache Kafka cloud big-data service

Big-data company Confluent Inc. is introducing a free tier to its cloud-based Apache Kafka offering, giving enterprises an easy way to get started with the popular open source data streaming platform. Confluent was founded in 2014 by former LinkedIn Corp. engineers who helped create the original Ap…

Confluent adds free tier to Kafka real-time streaming data cloud service

When Confluent launched a cloud service in 2017, it was trying to reduce some of the complexity related to running a Kafka streaming data application. Today, it introduced a free tier to that cloud service. The company hopes to expand its market beyond large technology company customers, and the fre…

Confluent says it has the first cloud-native Kafka streaming platform

Open-source unicorn Confluent Inc. is ready to go head-to-head with cloud computing giants with the release of a cloud-native and fully managed service based upon the Apache Kafka streaming platform. The announcement today fills an important gap in Confluent’s product portfolio. Although the compan…
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Confluent Blogs

Announcing ksqlDB 0.10.0

We’re excited to announce the release of ksqlDB 0.10.0, available now in the standalone distribution and on Confluent Cloud! This version includes a first-class Java client, improved Apache Kafka® key […]

Unifying Streams and State: The Seamless Path to Real-Time

More than ever before, people demand immediacy in every aspect of their lives. Expectations for how we shop, bank, and commute have completely evolved over the last decade. When you […]

How Merging Companies Will Give Rise to Unified Data Streams

Company mergers are becoming more common as businesses strive to improve performance and grow market share by saving costs and eliminating competition through acquisitions. But how do business mergers relate […]

The Cost of Apache Kafka: An Engineer’s Guide to Pricing Out DIY Operations

When I have a small software project that I want to share with the world, I don’t write my own version control system with a web UI. I don’t even […]

Build Real-Time Observability Pipelines with Confluent Cloud and AppDynamics

Many organisations rely on commercial or open source monitoring tools to measure the performance and stability of business-critical applications. AppDynamics, Datadog, and Prometheus are widely used commercial and open source […]

Project Metamorphosis Month 2: Cost-Effective Apache Kafka for Use Cases Big and Small

In April, we kicked off Project Metamorphosis. Project Metamorphosis is an effort to bring the simplicity of best of breed cloud systems to the world of event streaming. It is […]
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Confluent Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Confluent founded?

    Confluent was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Confluent key executives?

    Confluent's key executives are Jay Kreps, Jun Rao and Erica Ruliffson Schultz.

  • How many employees does Confluent have?

    Confluent has 1,135 employees.

  • Who are Confluent competitors?

    Competitors of Confluent include Eventador Labs, Cloudera and Striim.

  • Where is Confluent headquarters?

    Confluent headquarters is located at 899 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View.

  • Where are Confluent offices?

    Confluent has offices in Mountain View, Austin, Boston, Chicago and in 15 other locations.

  • How many offices does Confluent have?

    Confluent has 20 offices.