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Confluent Wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Data and Analytics

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Confluent, Inc., an enterprise event streaming platform pioneer, today
announced that it received the 2018 Google Cloud Global Technology
Partner of the Year award. Confluent was recognized for the company’s
achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, such as helping joint
customers build mission-critical use cases, including event-driven
applications, advanced analytics using machine learning and hybrid cloud
data pipelines to move workloads to the cloud. Earlier today Confluent
announced a partnership with Google Cloud, offering a managed service
operated by Confluent that will be tightly integrated into Google Cloud
Platform (GCP), providing customers with a seamless user experience
across management, billing and support.

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“We’re delighted to recognize Confluent as the 2018 Technology Partner
of the Year in data and analytics for their innovative work on behalf of
Google Cloud customers over the past year,” said Kevin Ichhpurani,
Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem at Google Cloud. “Our
ecosystem of partners is driving tremendous innovation, and Confluent’s
event streaming platform is a great example. We’re proud to provide this
award to Confluent and look forward to continuing to build together.”

The award comes on the heels of a banner year for Confluent with 3.5X
subscription bookings growth in 2018 and a $125M Series D raise.
Confluent helps organizations thrive in this new event-driven world and
run their businesses in real time. Organizations benefit from one of the
first event streaming platforms built for the enterprise with the
ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by some of
the most discerning global companies to react and engage with customers
in a faster, more personalized and more efficient manner.

“With Confluent and Google Cloud, developers can focus on building
applications rather than operating, scaling, and securing the underlying
Apache Kafka infrastructure,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO at


  • Read more about Confluent Cloud for Apache Kafka on the Confluent blog.
  • Read more on the Google Cloud blog.
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  • Visit Confluent at Google NEXT ‘19 at booth S1549.

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered
the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent,
organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for
the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and
flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run
their business in real time. Companies leading their respective
industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to
transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing,
spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Backed by Benchmark,
Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is headquartered in Palo
Alto and London with offices globally. To learn more, please visit
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