Updated September 2023
Confluent Kafka is available either free under their community license (not open source) or a paid version. The paid version of Confluent Kafka includes additional features such as a control center.
We have an entire post dedicated to comparing Apache Kafka vs. Confluent Kafka. Check it out if you’re interested in learning more about their similarities and differences.
At Dattell, we support the free version of Kafka, Apache Kafka.
Choosing a free software, like Kafka, does not mean compromising performance. For instance, read here about how Kafka guarantees message order.
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