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Confluent Partners with Microsoft to Accelerate Real-Time Application Development in the Cloud

Confluent Partners with Microsoft to Accelerate Real-Time Application Development in the Cloud
Written by ga_dahmani
Confluent Partners with Microsoft to Accelerate Real-Time Application Development in the Cloud

Confluent announced a new strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft, adding further investments in technology integrations, solution development and go-to-market activities.

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With this commitment, Confluent and Microsoft seek to reduce the operational burden of managing data flows in Azure and accelerate real-time application development in the cloud.

“The COVID-driven disruption has dramatically accelerated timelines for delivering end-to-end digital experiences and real-time operations,” said Erica Schultz, Confluent’s president of field operations. “We are extremely dedicated to ensuring our customers can rapidly innovate in the cloud and have deepened our partnership with Microsoft to support businesses at this critical time in their transformation.”

“Cloud data transmission is the foundation of next-generation business operations and customer experiences,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Microsoft. “Through Microsoft and Confluent’s expanded relationship, more organizations will be able to fully harness the power of cloud-native data streaming and benefit from faster development of modern applications with easier access to real-time data in the cloud. cloud”.

Since the beginning of their strategic alliance, Confluent and Microsoft have come a long way in creating tighter integrations, extending Confluent’s managed cloud connectors across Azure services, and supporting customers’ enterprise-grade initiatives.

“Cloud-powered innovation is driving the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance from all touchpoints,” said Yaël Gomez, vice president of global IT, integration and intelligent automation, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Confluent and Microsoft Azure are critical to the modern technology stack that underpins our digital transformation programs. With real-time data streams in the cloud, we have the performance, scalability and reliability to ensure today’s most essential items reach customers the way they choose.”

Confluent maintains the industry’s largest portfolio of data streaming connectors and recently released new fully managed connectors for Azure deployments, including Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics. These pre-built connectors are designed with Confluent’s Apache Kafka expertise to save organizations the months of engineering typically required to build and maintain custom integrations.

“Confluent Cloud on Microsoft Azure allows us to see our data in motion much more effectively than ever before,” said Chris Varro, senior general manager of systems development at Homepoint. “Now, we are much better able to monitor data trends and how data changes over time, which is critically important to us from an operational standpoint. Like weather radar showing how your situation has changed by the minute, seeing our data in motion with Confluent and Azure has enabled us to address business challenges more efficiently, lower our costs, and deliver better customer experiences.”

Putting your data in motion with Confluent and Azure is quick and easy. Confluent Cloud is quickly accessible with a single sign-on through Azure Marketplace Active Directory, and billing is integrated with Azure billing accounts for simple cost management. Confluent on Azure is one of the easiest ways to get started with Kafka and removes the operational burden of managing a complex open source distributed system.

“The new streaming architecture we built with Confluent and Microsoft Azure enables our product teams to dream of new products and exciting new ideas, rather than simply making existing products less expensive to operate and keep the lights on,” he said. Tim Wesley, Interim Senior Manager. , Enterprise Architecture, Bankers Health Group. “One of the attractions of moving to the cloud and Azure was getting away from the noise of the on-premises environment, with its legacy hardware and systems. Confluent and Azure now play a key role in our ability to scale and enable our product teams to create new and original products.”

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