Kinetica Releases Confluent Certified Connector for Apache Kafka

San Francisco, CAFebruary 28, 2017

Kinetica, provider of the fastest, in-memory analytics database accelerated by GPUs, today announced it joined the Confluent Partner Program and completed development and certification of its Apache Kafka™ Connector. The connector is available for immediate delivery.

Kinetica’s Kafka Connector lets customers read and write data directly between Kafka and Kinetica, allowing organizations to ingest real-time data streams from Apache Kafka and provide a means for analysis and immediate action on incoming data.

“Confluent lets companies easily access data as real-time streams with enterprise-grade capabilities and make it available throughout the organization,” said Chris Prendergast, VP of business development and alliances at Kinetica. “With the Certified Kinetica Connector, applications can more easily leverage Kinetica’s GPU-accelerated database with Kafka for streaming data, allowing organizations to drive more business value from data in motion and at rest.”

The Kinetica Connector can be deployed into any Confluent cluster from the Control Center GUI or command line using the Kafka Connect RESTful API. The Kafka Connect API ensures fault tolerant integration between the Kafka topic stream and the Kinetica instance.

As a Confluent Partner Program member, Kinetica enables its customers who use Apache Kafka and Confluent to develop robust data integration based on Kafka’s Connect API, easily build stream processing applications with the streams API in Kafka, and promote solutions to customers worldwide. Kinetica’s Certified Connector for Kafka has met criteria for code development best practices, schema registry integration, security, and documentation.

“The Kinetica Connector demonstrates how customers are able to easily integrate solutions to capitalize on stream data to power real-time decision making,” said Jabari Norton, vice president of business development at Confluent. “By leveraging Certified Connectors like the one from Kinetica, enterprises can seamlessly add Kinetica to their scalable and secure stream data pipelines.”

Download the Certified Kinetica Connector here.

Visit Kinetica at Kafka Summit NYC on May 8.

About Kinetica

Kinetica is the insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy. The Kinetica engine combines artificial intelligence and machine learning, data visualization and location-based analytics, and the accelerated computing power of a GPU database across healthcare, energy, telecommunications, retail, and financial services. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including NVIDIA, Dell, HP, and IBM, and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners.For more information and trial downloads, visit kinetica.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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