IBM and Confluent have announced plans for a strategic partnership.
Jay Kreps, Co-founder and CEO, Confluent says: “I’m excited to announce a new strategic partnership with IBM. As part of this partnership, IBM will be reselling Confluent Platform, enabling IBM customers access to the Confluent Platform through a simplified procurement process.
This opportunity enables businesses to optomise event streaming. It gives access to a number of interconnected data sources and microservices requiring infrastructure that can operate efficiently at a massive scale.
IBM Cloud Pak for Integration with Confluent delivers event streaming applications that use Apache Kafka, providing a single platform to help businesses unlock value from data in real time.
“I think this is a reflection of what we see happening more broadly—event streams have emerged as a foundational part of the modern software stack. Event streaming not only delivers improved outcomes and unlocks new potential, but it also allows developers to build and enable new real-time applications that drive business innovation. By pioneering this approach, Confluent and Apache Kafka have been at the core of this innovation, enabling web-scale distributed computing, app modernization across private and public clouds, insights, analytics utilizing big data, and real-time applications using continuous stream processing”, says Kreps
“While the early adopters of Kafka were individual start-up developers, event streaming is now mainstream. Enterprises around the world are rethinking how to enable this new paradigm so they can deliver real-time applications faster—even if their architecture wasn’t necessarily built with event streaming in mind. As Confluent Platform and Kafka become the central nervous system of their business, and by working with IBM as one of the most trusted integration partners in the world, organizations are now able to quickly build a bridge between all the powerful data sitting across the enterprise. These streams of data are at the heart of some of the most cutting-edge reinventions of established companies. Through this new strategic partnership with IBM, we’re excited to be at the heart of many more.”
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