Confluent, Inc. designs and develops a data platform that provides real-time data integration, stream processing, and analytics for organizations, governments, and the public sector. The company offers Apache Kafka, an open source technology that operates as a messaging system and is used for collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data, and device instrumentation. It also offers Confluent Cloud, a managed streaming data service that allows developers to build streaming applications with Apache Kafka; Confluent Operator, a solution to provide and manage Apache Kafka on Kubernetes for scalability and deployment flexibility; KSQL, an open source streaming SQL engine that enables continuous, interactive queries on Apache Kafka; Connector for Oracle Change Data Capture (CDC) to identify and capture data that has been added to, updated, or removed from Oracle databases and make those events available in real time across a business; and ksqlDB, an event streaming database. The company has strategic alliances with Microsoft and Elastic N.V. Confluent, Inc. was formerly known as Infinitem, Inc. Confluent, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California. It has additional locations in San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Reston, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Raleigh, North Carolina; London, United Kingdom; France; Munich, Germany; Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia; and Singapore.