Confluent, a data streaming company, has officially made its platform available on the SAP® Store, the digital marketplace for SAP and its partner solutions. This integration facilitates seamless connections with SAP Datasphere, offering a secure and regulated solution for customers to access SAP data through fully managed data streams.
Erica Schultz, President of Field Operations at Confluent, emphasized the significance of SAP data as a critical business asset across various functions. Schultz highlighted the potential of connecting disparate teams and applications through real-time data streams, creating a robust network effect that fuels growth and innovation. The integration aims to simplify the process of linking SAP solution data with downstream systems, eliminating the complexities and costs associated with open-source infrastructure management.
As the original creators of Apache Kafka®, Confluent provides businesses using SAP solutions with a comprehensive and cloud-native data streaming platform, accessible across cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments. The Confluent integration within SAP Datasphere enables businesses to:
– Develop cost-effective real-time applications with fully managed data streams powered by Confluent’s Kora Engine, reducing Kafka’s total cost of ownership by up to 60%.
– Seamlessly move SAP data in real time, integrating with third-party sources via 120+ pre-built connectors, including AWS Redshift, AWS S3, Databricks, Google Cloud BigQuery, MongoDB, and Snowflake, supported by a serverless offering for Apache Flink®.
– Uphold stringent security, compliance, and governance standards through enterprise-grade data streaming security controls and the industry’s only fully managed governance suite for Kafka.
Dmitry Frydliand, Head of SAP Competency Center at EPAM, highlighted their expertise in connecting SAP Datasphere with Confluent to build real-time applications and analytics. This, in turn, accelerates clients’ cloud-powered digital transformations, fostering substantial business innovations and creating growth opportunities.
SAP Store, available at store.sap.com, provides a streamlined digital customer experience for exploring, testing, purchasing, and renewing over 2,300 solutions from SAP and its partners. For every purchase made through SAP Store, SAP pledges to plant a tree as part of their commitment to sustainability.
Confluent actively participates in the SAP PartnerEdge® program, benefiting from enablement tools and support to develop disruptive applications tailored to specific business needs efficiently.
For more information about Confluent, the innovative data streaming platform, visit www.confluent.io.