Confluent Data Streaming Service on Alibaba Cloud

Build and run real-time, data stream-based applications with Apache Kafka in Alibaba Cloud's scalable and secure environment

Overview

Alibaba Cloud collaborates with Confluent to provide the Data Streaming solution based on Apache Kafka, which enables you to access, store, and manage data easily as continuous, real-time streams. You can enjoy all the enterprise-grade features of Kafka without the cumbersome management and monitoring work and process, filter, analyze, and react to data streams in real-time, at a massive scale, with enterprise-grade security. Confluent Data Streaming is used for a wide array of use cases across numerous industries, including financial services, omnichannel retail, autonomous vehicle manufacturing, fraud detection, microservices, and IoT devices.

Solution Highlights

  • Fully-Managed Streaming Service on Kafka

    Enjoy Kafka's enterprise-level data streaming capabilities featuring a rich connector ecosystem, CI/CD containerized integration and delivery, and DevOps automation, with Alibaba Cloud's highly scalable and secure cloud environment

  • Easy and Cost-Effective Operations

    Manage Kafka clusters in Confluent's Admin system and the Control Center graphical interface to improve operational efficiency, simplify troubleshooting, and reduce O&M costs

  • High Cluster Scalability and Performance

    Ensure business continuity and eradicate single point of failure with the large-scale cluster scaling capability and accelerate real-time data analytics and maximize data throughput based on Confluent's high-performance core functions

  • Professional Support for Kafka

    Use knowledge from the world's top Kafka experts with round-the-clock support to keep your applications scalable and away from potential issues throughout the development lifecycle

  • The Pioneer in Data Streaming

    Deliver a rich digital customer experience and support real-time business operations with the leading technologies of Confluent in data streaming to harness the power of data-in-motion and thrive in the digital world

  • Robust Cloud Environment

    Alibaba Cloud is currently China's #1 cloud service provider. Our high network quality, world-leading security capabilities, and years of cloud compliance knowledge make this solution robust and secure.

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How Confluent Data Streaming Service Works

Your Challenges

Distributed applications, data stores, systems, and massive data pose challenges to data analytics for deriving timely insights. Rigid data architectures cause unnecessary up-front costs, app lags, or downtime.

Our Solution

  • This solution leverages Apache Kafka to provide stream processing and real-time data extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) capabilities to empower relevant, timely analytics and business intelligence applications. Kafka in the Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes environment provides enterprise features (such as Control Center) to improve cluster monitoring and DevOps. It also provides the role-based access control (RBAC) security model and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to enforce enterprise security. ksqlDB helps you build event streaming applications based on Apache Kafka. The connectors span the entire ecosystem to provide secure and efficient data access for SaaS platforms, apps, devices, and databases. Schema Registry enforces consistent data formats, centralized policy, and data governance to improve data storage efficiency and data streaming performance.

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In Partnership with Confluent

Confluent is a company focused on the technologies of data-in-motion. Confluent's cloud-native platform is becoming a foundational part of modern companies. It was designed to unleash real-time data and act as a central nervous system in enterprises, letting them connect all their applications around real-time streams and react and respond intelligently to everything that happens in their business. The partnership between Confluent and Alibaba Cloud allows organizations to harness the full power of continuously flowing data in a robust and secure cloud environment to innovate and find success in the modern digital world.

Security and Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing infrastructure services across major jurisdictions around the world.
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  • CSA STAR
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC2 Type II Report
  • C5
  • MLPS 2.0
  • MTCS

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