Knoldus Partners with Confluent to Power Real-Time Streams

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Knoldus is pleased to announce a Consulting and System Integrator partnership with Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache KafkaTM

Confluent, creators of the first streaming platform based on Apache KafkaTM, provides the most complete platform to build enterprise-scale streaming pipelines using Apache Kafka and simplify the development of stream processing applications. Via rapid adoption in the Fortune 500, Apache Kafka is quickly emerging as the leading streaming platform for real-time applications. Data-centric businesses can scale their production environments with confidence in its reliability, efficiency, and scalability for hundreds of use cases, thousands of applications, and trillions of messages.

Leveraging the power of Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform, Knoldus has already deployed several fast data solutions into production. One of the very first deployments of Knoldus on Kafka was in early 2012 for a real-time sentiment analysis platform that is being used by Coke, Target, P&G, T-Mobile to name a few. Since then, Kafka is being utilized as the heart of the system for Knoldus Fast Data Strategy.

Always-on streaming systems raise the bar for the product. In batch jobs, there are concerns about high availability, resilience, etc. However, a streaming job is expected to run for days, weeks, even years. Streaming systems must embody the Reactive principles of excellent responsiveness, scalability, resiliency, etc. That’s changing infrastructure for data-centric systems, in addition to the long-standing concerns about having sufficient capacity, security, etc. for using very large datasets.

Kafka ends up being the heart of such systems.

To build robust systems around Kafka, Knoldus fully acknowledges and utilizes the Lightbend Fast Data Platform. The general architecture of the products is as follows

The Fast Data Platform:

Fast Data Platform

Our team is well equipped to qualify and deliver projects on the Confluent Platform and Apache Kafka through architectural guidance, team augmentation, training, and strong development support across multiple geographies.

“We’re excited to have Knoldus join our partnership program given their proven track record of implementing Apache Kafka-based solutions for their clients,” said Jabari Norton, vice president of business development at Confluent. “As both a Lightbend and Confluent partner, Knoldus is well-positioned to deliver stream-centric, real-time solutions to customers.”

About Confluent
Confluent, founded by the creators of open-source Apache Kafka™, provides the stream data platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform lets leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology, and media, move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures, and LinkedIn, Confluent is based in Palo Alto. To learn more, please visit:
About Knoldus
Knoldus specializes in building reactive products using the Scala ecosystem and data science platforms using Spark. Their strong background in Scala makes them attractive when you need deep Spark understanding. They work on a broad variety of big data initiatives like Knowledge graph systems  (Ontology and semantic web), time-series & Real-time (IoT), Structured ( Relational & NoSQL), and cover varied domains including Pharma, Manufacturing, and Finance.
Knoldus is active in the Open source community with contributions to various libraries like Spark, Scala, Akka, Neo4j, Deeplearning4j, etc. Knoldus is known for its tech blogs and open source contributions in the area of big data and functional programming.
Some of the known direct clients of Knoldus include Huawei, Philips, Schlumberger, Elsevier, BoA, and quite a few niche startups. To learn more, visit

Leverage Knoldus strengths for your streaming product? Contact us today.

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Vikas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Knoldus Inc. Knoldus does niche Reactive and Big Data product development on Scala, Spark, and Functional Java. Knoldus has a strong focus on software craftsmanship which ensures high-quality software development. It partners with the best in the industry like Lightbend (Scala Ecosystem), Databricks (Spark Ecosystem), Confluent (Kafka) and Datastax (Cassandra). Vikas has been working in the cutting edge tech industry for 20+ years. He was an ardent fan of Java with multiple high load enterprise systems to boast of till he met Scala. His current passions include utilizing the power of Scala, Akka and Play to make Reactive and Big Data systems for niche startups and enterprises who would like to change the way software is developed. To know more, send a mail to or visit

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