2017 Big Data 100: 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors
Top Executive: CEO Jay Kreps
Confluent offers a data platform, based on the Apache Kafka open-source messaging system, for collecting, managing and analyzing streaming data in real time – a growing challenge in the worlds of big data and the Internet of Things.
Confluent launched in September 2014 to provide technology and services that help businesses adopt and use Kafka. The company was co-founded by Jay Kreps, Neha Narkhede and Jun Rao, who created Kafka while working at LinkedIn.
In March Palo Alto, Calif.-based Confluent raised $50 million in Series C funding, bringing its total financing to $81 million.