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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 creator of the real-time analytical database for time series and spatial workloads with the unrivaled scale, speed and specialized analytics required for harnessing value from sensor and machine data. Many of the world's largest companies across the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive and beyond rely on Kinetica to create new location-driven solutions to outperform the competition, including the US Air Force, USPS, Citibank, T-Mobile, and others. Kinetica is a privately-held company, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including AWS, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel, Dell, Tableau, and Oracle. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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