Leading streaming platform provider enters 2018 with market momentum and high customer satisfaction ratings
Palo Alto, Calif. – February 8, 2018 – Confluent, provider of the leading streaming platform based on Apache Kafka®, today announced 2017 results, which include 4X subscription growth year over year and 98 percent customer satisfaction. Throughout the past year, Confluent has furthered its vision of placing streaming platforms at the heart of every modern business, by putting data at the heart of the business itself. With a streaming platform that spans to the edges of an organization and captures data into streams of real-time events, businesses are able to respond in real time to every customer event, transaction, user experience and market movement.
Confluent gives a competitive advantage to every company that leverages data, including retail, healthcare, financial services, automotive, technology and media, among others. By processing data in a real-time, distributed and scalable way, companies can make decisions that drastically improve brand loyalty and user experience, while lowering operating expenses and business risk.
The past year saw a surge in the use of Kafka for a broadening set of business and technical objectives. In the 2017 Apache Kafka Report, many companies reported using the distributed streaming platform for more accurate and faster decision making, reduced operating costs, improved customer experiences and reduced risk. 1 in 4 respondents work for organizations with more than $1 billion in annual sales, illustrating how quickly this technology has gained traction across large enterprises. In addition, more than 15% of respondents are processing more than a billion messages a day.
“We’re seeing customer adoption of real-time data streams to run some of the most critical applications in businesses across virtually every industry you can imagine,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO at Confluent. “We believe that event streaming platforms like Kafka and Confluent Platform are on a path to becoming as strategic to a company’s data management strategy as relational databases.”
2017 highlights include:
“Real-time streaming data is a foundational part of our technology strategy at Alight,” said Chris Roberts, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Alight Solutions. “Kafka and Confluent have allowed us to lower costs and unlock innovation, which ultimately has led to an improved customer experience for the nearly 40 million employees from over 1,400 organizations we serve.”
“Because Nordea is in the highly-regulated financial services industry, we need a real-time view of all trade executions to comply with the latest regulations,” said Niels Bjørkøe, Head of Core Services and Market Risk IT at Nordea Bank. “With Confluent Platform, we’re able to connect all data sources across the bank to create a real-time governance reporting model as well as a variety of use cases beyond compliance reporting.”
Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka®, provides the leading streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform empowers leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media, to move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Confluent Open Source at www.confluent.io/download.
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